Larry McQueen
Bird Artist

Larry McQueen painted the popular Project FeederWatch eastern and western Common Feeder Birds posters. Bird images from those posters and from other sources, including three original watercolor paintings done for BirdSource's Warbler Watch site, are used throughout both the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's web site and the BirdSource web site.

McQueen's work is widely known and respected, having appeared widely in calendars, catalogs, and magazines, including the Lab's own Living Bird. He has illustrated for many books, such as The Audubon Master Guide to Birding , and you'll find his images in a number of field guides. Look for his warblers and vireos in the American Bird Conservancy's field guide, All The Birds. Referring to renowned bird artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes, much of whose work is housed at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, McQueen says, "Fuertes was a master at capturing the personality of a species. This is what I try to do, too."

Originally from Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, McQueen earned degrees from Idaho State University and the University of Oregon. After a career in fish and game management and then as a graphic designer, he started painting full-time in 1977. He now lives in Eugene, Oregon.

 

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