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A Naturalist’s Eden

Don Richard Eckelberry’s Birds of Trinidad and Tobago

I suppose that we naturalists are always looking for our ‘Eden,’ wrote Don Eckelberry in 1966 while in residence at Spring Hill Estate in Trinidad’s Arima Valley. Eckelberry found his “approximation of paradise” in Trinidad, where he completed a remarkable body of vibrant watercolors drawn from life in the mid-1960s. These extraordinary sheets rarely have been seen and are little known as just a few were featured in Richard French’s A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago. Now, thanks to the bequest of Virginia Nepodal Eckleberry, the artist’s wife, these materials are part of the Woodson Art Museum’s holdings, and, for a limited time, are available for presentation at select venues. Treat your visitors to an unparalleled opportunity to experience the rich and exotic tropical birdlife and associated flora of Trinidad and Tobago through the more than forty watercolors and drawings comprising A Naturalist’s Eden.

Number of works:
45 framed drawings and watercolors; title panel, two interpretive panels, and label copy
Running feet:
Exhibition period:
8 weeks/shorter or longer periods possible
$5,000 plus shipping, 100 illustrated brochures included
Provided By Woodson Art Museum

Download A Naturalist’s Eden Touring Sheet

For additional information or to schedule an exhibition, connect with Allison Slavick or call her at 715.798.2477.

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