Large Birds of Florida: The Art of John Costin
November 25, 2014 — April 12, 2015
The Polasek Museum presents Johns Costin’s award-winning “Large Birds of Florida” suite. Costin’s intricate artwork is a masterful combination of copperplate etching, printmaking, and hand-painting. A professional artist and a resident of Florida, Costin visually captures the individual nuances found within the diverse species of birds native to Florida. The exhibition will include Costin’s large-scale prints as well as his personal collection of rare, original Audubon prints from the late nineteenth century, the name synonymous with birds and bird conservation around the world. Birders and art lovers alike will marvel at these majestic portraits of our state’s fowl. John Costin’s artwork can be found in collections of the General Motors Corporation, the Tampa Bay History Center, the State Library of Florida, the Polk Museum of Art, and the University of Miami. Programming will include an educational lecture on the engraving stages and the artist’s artistic process.