Traveling Exhibit

Louis Fuertes Bird Art Exhibit

Edward Howe Forbush (1858-1929), the first Massachusetts State Ornithologist, was one of the founders of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. In the 1920’s Forbush was able to commission Louis Agassiz Fuertes - whose reputation as America’s foremost painter of birds was by then well established - to create illustrations for his book Birds of Massachusetts and Other New England States. These paintings by Fuertes remain some of the most accomplished work on a regional avifauna ever produced.

  • To borrow, contact:
  • Lida Harkins
    lida.harkins@sec.state.ma.us
    781-888-0239
    (includes 16 foam core panels measuring 56 x 32 inches)