TONY ANGELL | BIRD DAY
Secretary Bird, clayboard, 20 x 16 inches
The second 2023 exhibition of Tony Angell, Bird Day, showcases the daily habits of 24 species of birds as they conduct their lives in habitats around the world. Angell's clayboard ink etchings are selected from his collaborative book, Bird Day: A Story of 24 Hours and 24 Avian Lives. The book is co-authored with ornithologist Mark E. Hauber and published by the University of Chicago Press.
Oilbird, clayboard, 10 x 8 inches
Over the past half year, I've been on an adventure in depicting the wide range of behavior and also the beauty of twenty-four different species of birds from throughout the world. Having the opportunity of researching and studying these birds preparatory to drawing them has in itself been gratifying. Depicting them individually amid their diverse habitats and giving emphasis to their stunning appearance and unusual behaviors has provided yet another sense of delight. A forthcoming book from the University of Chicago Press will feature all of these drawings and a narrative will provide the factual backgrounds describing their unusual lives. - Tony Angell, 2021
Eclectus Parrot, clayboard, 14 x 11 inches
Angell holds a BA in Speech Communication from the University of Washington, Seattle, where he also completed two years of graduate studies. Among other achievements, he received the Illustration Award and Overall Winner from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, for his 100+ drawings in the book In the Company of Crows and Ravens, written with John Marzluff. His book The House of Owls received the National Outdoor Book Award when Yale University Press published it in 2015. Angell’s work has been featured in dozens of gallery and museum exhibitions and his work can be found in many private and public collections locally and internationally.