Born in Hong Kong in 1937; died in British Columbia in 2008.
While a student, he worked as a lab assistant at the British Columbia Museum, studying the anatomy of birds.
The director of the Canadian Audubon Society was so impressed with Lansdowne’s illustrations that he arranged for an exhibition of his paintings to be held at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, in 1956.
Since then, his work has been reviewed in both McLean’s and Time magazines. Subsequently, throughout his career, both nationally and internationally, critics have ranked him among the world’s leading painter of birds.