Born 1937, Hong Kong
Died 2008, Victoria, British Columbia
Born to British parents in Hong Kong and raised in Victoria, Lansdowne was an internationally renowned wildlife painter and author. His work was exhibited regularly around the world since his first show at the Royal Ontario Museum in 1956, when he was 19. Lansdownes are held in many museum collections including the Tryon Gallery, London, the Natural History Museum, Beijing, and the Smithsonian, Audubon House and Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology in the USA. A masterful body of Lansdowne's work, Rare Birds of China, was commissioned in 1984 as a unique record of China's rare and endangered birds. Lansdowne was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia.