Friday, October 16, 2009

American Bird Conservancy auctions original bird paintings

Via eBay, American Bird Conservancy is accepting bids on original artwork by Paul J. Greenfield. With Robert S. Ridgely, Greenfield created "The Birds of Ecuador" and now provides 11 bird paintings to raise funds for ABC.

The unframed acrylic paintings measure approximately 22 inches by 14 inches, and the starting bids range from $5,000 to $8,500. Close to 100% of the final sale price will go to ABC.

Each painting will arrive with a certificate of authenticity. Bidding will end on Oct. 23.

Puffbirds (right)
Rails, Gallinules, Coots
Herons, Ibises, & Spoonbills
Gnateaters & Tapaculos
Jacamars & New World Barbets
Miscellaneous Species
Wood-Quail & Seedsnipes
plus a piece not in the field guide: Masked Trogons with a current bird of $415

From ABC:

Paul J. Greenfield has studied and painted birds in Ecuador for over 35 years. He undertook the initial work for these paintings at his studio in Ecuador, and completed the pieces at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Paul is closely involved in the conservation of the birds he paints, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Jocotoco Foundation, ABC's Ecuadorian partner group, alongside the book's co-author Robert Ridgely.
Praise for the field guide:
"A monumental work that sets a new standard for South American bird guides, The Birds of Ecuador fills a huge information vacuum. These volumes are a fitting tribute to the authors' passion and commitment to pass on their unparalleled knowledge of one of the world's richest avifaunas. Ecuador's nearly 1,600 bird species are here made accessible in a user-friendly format." --Steve N.G. Howell, author of "A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America"

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Blogger scott davidson said...

I had fun choosing this particular painting online that now hangs in my downtown office,
from, who sells canvas prints of art masterpieces. While the original is treasured in some
art museum in England, my print, of this painting by Edward
Burne-Jones is very much appreciated by my staff and clients. The print quality is really excellent.

October 10, 2012 9:58 PM  
Blogger Tim n Mai Green said...

Hello. I saw your blog on the 2001 auction of some original illustrations of birds of Ecuador by Paul J Greenfield which the proceeds were to benefit the ABC.

I just acquired 2 original 14" x 22" plates signed/sealed by Greenfield. I'm wondering if these came from the auction or from another source.

One is of masked trogons (as you described in the original blog), and the other is of toucans.

I acquired the paintings in Boca Raton, Florida.

I'm also wouldn't know how much the auction brought on Greenfield's works, would you?

Sincere regards,
Tim Green
(561) 727-0583

August 20, 2013 6:33 PM  

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