Medium : Gouache on illustration board
Circa : Ford Times, November 1957
Image Size : 13.5" x 20.5"
Exhibition History : Marian Goodman Gallery (London), Animality, 1974
In the twenties, the Trumpeter's swan song was heard across the land; civilization had driven him to the verge of extinction. But he made a comeback by going into isolation in the wilderness fastnesses of the Northwest. Now he nests safely on a remodeled beaver lodge in Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Montana. But his great size and beauty are still a temptation to marksmen eager to prove their skill on anything that moves, the bigger the better.
Ford Times, America’s Vanishing Birds, November 1957; Birds and Words, 1974