July 6 – August 9, 1982
McPherson Library Gallery
A selection of paintings used in the reference book “Birds of Canada” commissioned by the National Museum of Canada.
About the Artist:
Alan Brooks (1869-1946) was born in England but spent much of his life in British Columbia. He is best known for his highly accurate and finely detailed illustrations of birds in “Birds of America”. During his lifetime, he assembled a large specimen collection which he used for his illustrations. Brooks also composed scenic and landscape paintings and recorded his world travels with illustrations of reptiles and mammals.