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Lars Jonsson is widely regarded as one of the greatest bird artists of all time. In his native Sweden he is a national celebrity and there is even a museum dedicated to his art in his native Gotland. This new collection of paintings and drawings represents his work since the turn of the millennium. Once again, he returns to his favourite themes of birds in the wider landscape, featuring gulls, waders, ducks and raptors in particular. This magnificent volume has been produced to accompany a major exhibition of his work in Germany, Denmark and Austria, and includes short essays from the sculptor Kent Ullberg and museum curator Adam Harris.
Lars Jonsson, artist, author and ornithologist, was born in 1952. Hisartistry is characterised by a passion for birds and their habitats,an interest which he has had since the age of four. As both a fieldguide author and artistic interpreter of birds and nature he holds aunique position internationally. He lives in southern Gotland, where hedraws his inspiration from the shores and the rich bird life of the open cultivated countryside.
"[...] Any fan of bird art needs this book. It isn’t cheap, but it is worth it. And if even one of these paintings moves you like that Gyrfalcon does me, then it will be a bargain."
- Grant McCreary (11-04-2009)
"An absolute must for both birders and art fans [...] A simply glorious book, an indispensable masterpiece from a truly great bird artist"
- Bird Watching (April 2009)
"Enjoy these extraordinarily perceptive pictures, created with great technical skill and a master's eye."
- Birds ((01/05/09)
"Buy it to see exactly why Jonsson is regarded as one of the all-time greats of bird illustration."
birdwatching.co.uk (Feb 2009)
"This book is wonderfully illustrated and has such an informative text. I am proud to own it"
- Cage and Aviary Birds (June 2009)