19 April 2014

To set the world on fire

In 1937 William Zimmerman was born in Dillsboro, Indiana, US. When he was 10 years old, he discovered, in his neighbor’s library, The Birds of America, the ultra-famous book by naturalist and painter John James Audubon. William Zimmerman’s long passion for drawing and painting birds was ignited.

American Kestrel (1989)

Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow (1989)

Belted Kingfisher (1989)

Blue Jay (1989)

Bohemian Waxwing, Cedar Waxwing Loggerhead Shrike (1989)

Brown Trasher (1989)

Chimney Swift (1989)

Common Barn Owl (1989)

Common Loon Adult in nuptial plumage (1989)

Eastern Screech Owl, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red Breasted Nuthatch, White Breasted Nuthatch Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren (1989)

Little Blue Heron (1989)

Northern Harrier (1989)

Northern Harrier Rough-Legged Hawk (1989)

Osprey (1989)

Red Winged Blackbird, Rusty Blackbird, Common Grackle (1989)

Ruffed Grouse (1989)

Sandhill Crane (1989)

Turkey Vulture (1989)

Wild Turkey (1989)

Wood Duck (1989)

Roger Tory Peterson (hoola, he's just not anybody!) has referred to William Zimmerman as one of America’s premier bird artists.