Peter Vos: 333 Birds

Peter Vos: 333 Birds
Library Shelf Location 18.VOS
Publication Date 2021

This beautiful publication presents a facsimile of a sketchbook by the Dutch artist and illustrator Peter Vos (1935–2010), along with a volume of introductory essays. The title derives from the sketchbook’s detailed drawings of 333 birds.


From time immemorial people have been fascinated by birds and have created images of their winged companions. The artist Peter Vos was one of them. He kept bird diaries in which he noted down the birds he came across and captured them in pen and ink and watercolour. He took pleasure in entrusting all elements of a bird to paper – their characteristics, but mostly their characters. Hunched down or in full stretch, in the water and on land, on their behinds, their necks turned ninety or a hundred and eighty degrees, foreshortened or in three-quarter view, preening their plumage and their wings poised for flight: Peter Vos often depicted his birds several times on one sheet so that you really get to know them.


ISBN 9789068688467
Quantity 1
Pages 320
Author Peter Vos
Format 2 softcovers in slipcase
Publisher Thoth Publishers Bussum
Related Artist Peter Vos
Category Artists' Monographs A-Z
Keywords Birds, Drawings, Nature, Dutch artist, sketchbooks
Artist's Nationality Dutch
Language English

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