Natural History Artists

Directory of Artists Represented at Joel Oppenheimer Gallery

Bird and Mammal Artists

Our selection of birds and animals 

Joel Oppenheimer Gallery carries a wide selection of natural history bird prints and animal prints from artists including John James Audubon, Alexander Wilson, and Mark Catesby.  Antique prints are guaranteed in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions about purchasing on our website, please see our Terms and Conditions page or contact us at 312-642-5300 or joppen@audubonart.com.


Detail of Audubon's Watercolor Pl. 26, Carolina Parrot
Detail of Audubon's Watercolor Pl. 26, Carolina Parrot

John James Audubon

Born: April 26, 1785, Les Cayes, Haiti
Died: January 27, 1851, Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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  • Known for:

    • Birds of America

    • Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

  • Printing Techniques Used:

    • Hand-colored Aquatint Engraving

    • Hand-colored Lithography

    • Color Lithography

  • Categories:

    • Bird Prints

    • Animal Prints


Detail of Mark Catesby Plate 16 The Largest White Billed Woodpecker
Detail of Catesby Plate 16 The Largest White Billed Woodpecker

Mark Catesby

Born: March 24, 1683, Castle Hedingham, Essex, U.K.
Died: December 23, 1749, London, England, U.K.

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  • Known for:

    • Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands

  • Printing Techniques Used:

    • Hand-colored Engraving

  • Categories:

    • Bird Prints

    • Animal Prints

    • Botanical Prints


Detail of Elliot's Family of Cats Plate 3, Tiger
Detail of Elliot Family of Cats Plate 3, The Tiger

Daniel Giraud Elliot

Born: March 7, 1835, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died: December 22, 1915, Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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  • Known for:

    • A Monograph of the Phasianidae (Pheasants)

    • A Monograph of the Paradiseidae (Birds of Paradise)

    • A Monograph of the Felidae (Cats)

  • Printing Techniques Used:

    • Hand-colored Lithography

  • Categories:

    • Bird Prints

    • Animal Prints


Detail of Fuertes Watercolor - Abyssinian Ground Hornbill
Detail of Fuertes' watercolor Abyssinian Ground Hornbill

Louis Agassiz Fuertes

Born: February 7, 1874, Ithaca, New York, U.S.
Died: August 22, 1951, Unadilla, New York, U.S.

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  • Known for:

    • Abyssinian Expedition Watercolors  

  • Techniques Used:

    • Watercolor and Graphite

  • Categories:

    • Bird Drawings

    • Animal Drawings


Detail of Gould Family of Hummingbirds Pl 18a, Buff-tailed Star-frontlet
Detail of Gould Family of Hummingbirds Pl 18a, Buff-tailed Star-frontlet

John Gould

Born: September 14, 1804, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England, U.K.
Died: February 3, 1881, Bedford Square, London, U.K.

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  • Known for:

    • Family of Humming Birds

    • Family of Toucans

    • Birds of Australia

    • Birds of Great Britain

    • Birds of New Guinea

    • Birds of Europe

    • Birds of Asia

  • Printing Technique Used:

    • Hand-colored Lithography

  • Categories:

    • Bird Prints

    • Animal Prints


Detail of Edward Lear's Plate 43, Snowy Owl
Detail of Lear Birds of Europe Plate 43, Snowy Owl

Edward Lear

Born: May 12, 1812, Holloway, Middlesex, England, U.K.
Died: January 29, 1888, Sanremo, Liguaira, Italy

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  • Known for:

    • Birds of Europe

    • Illustrations of Parrots

  • Printing Technique Used:

    • Hand-colored Lithography

  • Categories:

    • Bird Prints


Detail of Selby Plate 42, Bean Goose
Detail of Selby Illustrations of British Ornithology Plate 42, Bean Goose

Prideaux John Selby

Born: July 23, 1788, Alnwick, Northumberland, England, U.K.
Died: March 27, 1867, Bamburgh, Northumberland, England, U.K.

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  • Known for:

    • Illustrations of British Ornithology

    • A History of British Forest-trees

    • Magazine of Zoology and Botany

  • Printing Techniques Used:

    • Hand-colored Lithography

  • Categories:

    • Bird Prints


Detail of Alexander Wilson Plate 19, Mottled Owl
Detail of Wilson American Ornithology Plate 19, Mottled Owl

Alexander Wilson

Born: July 6, 1766, Paisley, Scotland, U.K.
Died: August 23, 1813, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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  • Known for:

    • American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of Birds of the United States

  • Printing Technique Used:

    • Hand-colored Engraving

  • Categories:

    • Bird Prints


Botanical Artists

Our selection of botanical prints 

Joel Oppenheimer Gallery carries a wide selection of natural history botanical art from artists including Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Dr. Robert Thornton, and Basilius Besler.  Antique prints are guaranteed in great to excellent condition. If you have any questions about purchasing on our website, please see our Terms and Conditions page or contact us at 312-642-5300 or joppen@audubonart.com.


Detail of Bateman Plate 14, Odontoglossum Alexandrae
Detail of Bateman Plate 14, Odontoglossum Alexandrae

James Bateman

Born: July 18, 1811, Redvales, Lancashire, England, U.K.
Died: November 27, 1897, Worthing, Sussex, England, U.K.

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  • Known for:

    • A Monograph of Odontoglossum

    • The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala

    • A Second Century of Orchidaceous Plants

  • Printing Technique Used:

    • Hand-colored Lithography

  • Categories:

    • Botanical Prints

    • Flower Prints

Detail of Berlese Plate 127, Camellia Smithii Grandiflora
Detail of Berlese Plate 127, Camellia Smithii Grandiflora

Abbe Laurent Berlese

Born: April 26, 1784, Campo Molino, Italy
Died: August 16, 1863,Campo Molino, Italy

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  • Known for:

    • Iconographie du Genre Camellia...

  • Printing Techniques Used:

    • Stipple Engraving finished by hand with gum arabic

  • Categories:

    • Botanical Prints

    • Flower Prints

Detail of Besler Hortus Eystettensis Plate 292, Tordylium
Detail of Besler Hortus Eystettensis Plate 292, Tordylium

Basilius Besler

Born: 1591, Nuremberg, Germany
Died: 1629, Nuremberg, Germany

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  • Known for:

    • Hortus Eystettensis (Garden of Eichstätt)

  • Printing Techniques Used:

    • Engraving

    • Hand-colored Engraving

  • Categories:

    • Botanical Prints

    • Flower Prints

Detail of George Brookshaw Plate 86, Cadillac; Paddington; Saint Marshall
Detail of George Brookshaw Plate 86, Cadillac; Paddington; Saint Marshall

George Brookshaw

Born: 1751, Birmingham, England, U.K.
Died: 1823, London, England, U.K.

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  • Known for:

    • Pomona Britannica

  • Printing Technique Used:

    • Hand-colored Aquatint engraving

  • Categories:

    • Botanical Prints

    • Flower Prints

Detail of Bury Plate 4, Crinum Lily
Detail of Bury Plate 4, Crinum Lily

Priscilla Susan Bury

Born: January 12, 1799, Liverpool, England, U.K.
Died: March 8, 1872, Croydon, England, U.K.

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  • Known for:

    • A Selection of Hexandrian Plants

  • Printing Techniques Used:

    • Hand-colored Engraving

  • Categories:

    • Botanical Prints

    • Flower Prints

Detail of Heeyoung Kim watercolor Queen-of-the-Prairie
Detail of Heeyoung Kim watercolor Queen-of-the-Prairie

Heeyoung Kim

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  • Known for:

    • Native Midwestern Plantlife and Orchids

  • Techniques Used:

    • Watercolor and graphite

  • Categories:

    • Botanical Art

    • Floral Art


Detail of Mee Watercolor Gustavia augusta
Detail of Mee Watercolor Gustavia augusta

Margaret Mee

Born: May 22, 1909, Chesham, England, U.K.
Died: November 30, 1988, Seagrave, Leicestershire, England, U.K.

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  • Known for:

    • Flowers of the Brazilian Forests

  • Printing Techniques Used:

    • Watercolor and graphite
  • Categories:

    • Botanical Art

    • Floral Art

Detail of Merian Plate 72, Stag Beetle, Palm Tree
Detail of Merian Plate 72, Stag Beetle, Palm Tree

Maria Sibylla Merian

Born: April 2, 1647, Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire (Germany)
Died: January 13, 1717, Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (Netherlands)

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  • Known for:

    • Neues Blumenbuch

    • Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium

  • Printing Techniques Used:

    • Hand-colored Engraving

  • Categories:

    • Botanical Prints

    • Insect Prints
    • Flower Prints
    • Reptile Prints

Detail of Poiteau Plate 261, Poirier Chat-brule
Detail of Poiteau Plate 261, Poirier Chat-brule

Pierre Antoine Poiteau

Born: March 23, 1766, Ambleny, France
Died: February 27, 1854, Paris, France

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  • Known for:

    • Histoire naturelle des orangers  

    • Traité des arbres fruitiers 

    • Pomologie française  

    • Cours d'horticulture

  • Printing Technique Used:

    • Color Stipple Engraving

  • Categories:

    • Botanical Prints

    • Flower Prints
    • Fruit Prints

Detail of Pope Plate 1, Single White Camellia, Single Red Camellia
Detail of Pope Plate 1, Single White Camellia, Single Red Camellia

Clara Maria Pope

Born: 1767, London, England, U.K.
Died: December 24, 1838, London, England, U.K.

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  • Known for:

    • Monograph of the Genus Camellia

    • The Beauties of Flora

  • Printing Techniques Used:

    • Hand-colored Engraving

  • Categories:

    • Botanical Prints

    • Flower Prints


Detail of Redouté Les Roses Plate 7, Lettuce-leaved Cabbage Rose
Detail of Redouté Les Roses Plate 7, Lettuce-leaved Cabbage Rose

Pierre-Joseph Redouté

Born: July 10, 1759, Saint-Hubert, Belgium
Died: June 19, 1840, Paris, France

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  • Known for:

    • Les Liliacées  

    • Les Roses

    • Choix des plus belles fleurs...

  • Printing Technique Used:

    • Color Stipple Engraving

  • Categories:

    • Botanical Prints

    • Flower Prints

Detail of Thornton Temple of Flora Plate 2a, Flora Dispensing Her Favours on the Earth
Detail of Thornton Temple of Flora Plate 2a, Flora Dispensing Her Favours on the Earth

Dr. Robert Thornton

Born: 1768, England, U.K.
Died: 1837

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  • Known for:

    • Temple of Flora

  • Printing Techniques Used:

    • Hand-colored Aquatint Engraving

  • Categories:

    • Botanical Prints

    • Flower Prints