Book Talk and Signing with Debra J. Lindsay
Debra J. Lindsay discusses her new book, Maria Martin’s World, April 2 at The Charleston Museum. A Charlestonian and one of John James Audubon’s principal assistants., Martin met Audubon while he was passing through Charleston en 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 Audubon’s background painters. Free.