The Swedish artist, writer and ornithologist Lars Jonsson (Stockholm, 1952) has created for Extremadura Birdwatching Fair – FIO 2020 the poster of the XV edition, entitled `The Lookout (Peregrine)´, in which a peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) can be seen.

Considered one of the great illustrators of birds and nature in Europe, Lars Jonsson has published twelve books since the mid-1970s, has exhibited in galleries and museums in Europe and America, and in 2002 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University (Sweden).

His field guide ‘Birds of Europe with North Africa and the Middle East’, published in 1992, is an ornithological reference that has been translated into several languages.

His works can be seen in the Lars Jonsson Museum, which he manages with his family, opened in 2004 and located in the south of the island of Gotland, in the Baltic Sea.

(c) Lars Jonsson

From a young age, Lars Jonsson has demonstrated his passion for birds and drawing. In 1969, he exhibited at the National Museum of Natural History in Stockholm.

This artist likes to work in the field, where he paints directly after the impressions he gets when he sees through the binoculars. The landscape and local wildlife are represented in much of his work, which also includes birds and places from other parts of the world.

With the poster created by Lars Jonsson for the 15th anniversary of FIO, Extremadura Tourist Board continues the collaboration with renowned Spanish and international illustrators. Juan Varela, Antonio Ojea, Darren Woodhead and José Antonio Sencianes have been the authors chosen in the previous editions.

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