PRINCETON, NJ.- Lars Jonsson´s Birds: Paintings from a near horizon (Cloth $55.00, 978-0-691-14151-0, March 4, 2009) offers a glimpse into the formidable portfolio of a preeminent wildlife artist. No other painter captures the true look and feel of birds in the wild so beautifully. This magnificently illustrated volume collects Jonssons most recent paintings and drawings, many published here for the first time, offering a fascinating retrospective of the artist's work from the turn of the new century to today. Lars Jonsson´s Birds features 150 full-color, museum-quality reproductions of works that Jonsson painted in the field and that reflect his favorite theme of birds such as gulls, waders, ducks, and raptors in a wide landscape. Ranging from sketches to water colors, oil paintings to photographs of Jonsson at work, this collection is a complete survey of a fascinating field of art.
This sumptuous book also includes essays by the acclaimed sculptor Kent Ullberg and museum curator Adam Harris, as well as commentaries by Jonsson and pages from his sketchbooks that provide rare insights into Jonssons incomparable artistry.
Offers an invaluable retrospective of the artists most recent work
Features 150 full-color bird paintings
Includes commentaries by Jonsson, pages from his sketchbooks, and more
Provides rare insights into Jonssons art and methods
"Everything that Lars applies to paper or canvas is accurate. The work may be loose or precise, but it always reflects an intimate knowledge of the subject and its situation. By presenting several points of view, the well-written text achieves a balance so that readers may enjoy Lars's art on multiple levels. As a bird artist, I particularly appreciate the sound defense of the painting of birds as art."--John Sill, wildlife artist
Lars Jonsson is an internationally renowned artist and ornithologist. He is the author of Birds and Light and Birds of Europe with North Africa and the Middle East (both Princeton), as well as Bird Island. He lives and paints on southern Gotland in Sweden.