This post is another featuring artists’ impressions of the California condor. All these illustrations are from books in my library.
In their own way, each of the artists has captured essential characteristics of the California condor and done so in a beautiful way. The illustrations are presented in chronological order and are followed by the name of the artist and bibliographic details of the book from which they come.
Artist: Benson Moore. Book: Mann, William M. Wild animals in and out of the zoo. Smithsonian Institution Series. 1930.
Artist: R H Winkler. Book: Meine, Franklin J, editor. Webster’s encyclopedic dictionary. Publisher’s Guild. 1941.
Artist: Walter A Weber. Book: Beard, Daniel B, and others. Fading trails: the story of endangered American wildlife. Macmillan. 1942.
Artist: Lynn Bogue Hunt. Book: Farrington, S Kip, Jr. Interesting birds of our country. Garden City. 1945.
Artist: Rex Brasher. Book: Brasher, Milton E. Rex Brasher: painter of birds. Rowman and Littlefield. 1962.
Artist: R T Peterson. Book: Brown, Leslie, and Dean Amadon. Eagles, hawks, and falcons of the world. Volume 1. McGraw-Hill. 1968.
Artist: Marie Nonnast Bohlen. Book: Milne, Lorus, and Margery Milne. North American birds. Prentice-Hall. 1969.
Artist: Kenneth L Carlson. Book: Binford, Laurence C. Birds of western North America: nonpasserines. MacMillan. 1974.
Artist: Terence Shortt. Book: Mackenzie, John P S. Birds in peril. Houghton Mifflin. 1977.
Artist: John Barber. Book: Sitwell, Nigel, editor. Wildlife ’79: the world conservation yearbook. Danbury. 1979.
I never grow tired of seeing these images.