Joseph Wolf

Joseph Wolf, a German/English animal artist, was born Jan. 22, 1820. Wolf came to London from his native Germany in 1848 and hooked up with the Zoological Society of London, where for many years he did drawings of London zoo specimens for specialized articles in such...

Jean-Theodore Descourtilz

Jean-Théodore Descourtilz, a French naturalist and bird illustrator, died Jan. 13, 1855, at the age of about 57. Descourtilz travelled to Brazil in 1826 and began drawing the native birds. By 1834, he had collected enough paintings to publish Oiseaux brillans du...

Scott and Stuart Gentling

Scott and Stuart Gentling, twin Texan natural history artists, were born Dec. 31, 1942. They moved to Fort Worth from Minnesota as young boys and never left, except for their education in Philadelphia and trips to sketch and paint. They ran across the work of John...

Jonathan Fisher

Jonathan Fisher, a writer, naturalist, artist, and Congregational minister, was born Oct. 7, 1768, in what were then the British colonies. Raised in Massachusetts and educated at Harvard, he moved north in 1796 to the hinterlands of Blue Hill, Maine, about half-way up...