Join Debra J. Lindsay as she discusses her newly published book, Maria Martin's World, which tells the story of Maria Martin, one of Audubon's principal assistants.
A Charlestonian, Martin met Audubon through her brother-in-law, Reverend John Bachman, who befriended Audubon while he was passing through Charleston on route to Florida. Martin was an amateur artist, but by the time Audubon left, she had familiarized herself with his style of drawing. Six months after their initial meeting, her background botanicals were deemed good enough to embellish Audubon's exquisite bird paintings. Maria Martin's World is the first book-length treatment of one of John James Audubon's background painters. Debra J. Lindsay will speak about the highlights of the book and its research and will then be available to sign copies of Maria Martin's World.