Best known for the distinctive style of his dioramas at the
American Museum of Natural History adn other museums, Francis Lee
Jaques was also a painter and illustrator whose elegant
black-and-white drawings appeared in over 30 books about wildlife
adn nature. This book, a biographical essay illustrated with his
own drawings and paintings, is a lucid examination of his work
within the context of American nature painting. In his foreword,
Roger Tory Peterson says, His dioramas and canvases are a sensitive
and joyous celebration of the wild world - a record of the way it
was in his time. Published in association with the James Ford Bell
Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota.
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