Joseph Bartholomew Kidd

Scottish, born Edinburgh, Scotland ca. 1808-died Greenwich, England 1889
Also known as
  • John Bartholomew Kidd
  • J. B. Kidd
Edinburgh, Scotland
Greenwich, England
Active in
  • New York, New York, United States
  • Scottish

Little is known about the Scottish painter Joseph Bartholomew Kidd, except through his association with American artist and naturalist John James Audubon. When Kidd was nineteen, he met Audubon in Edinburgh and was invited to visit the older artists apartment every day to help with his painting. The friendship later became a business relationship and they met again later in London, where Audubon taught Kidd to draw birds and gave him access to his studio.