A Noble Pursuit
American Art Collector|June 2019
A Noble Pursuit

The Sierra Club describes John Muir (1838-1914) as “farmer, inventor, sheepherder, naturalist, explorer, writer and conservationist.” Born in Scotland, he immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1849.

His explorations, writings and influence earned him the appellation “Father of the National Parks.” In 1892 he and his followers founded the Sierra Club to, as he said, “do something for wildness and make the mountains glad.” He wrote, “There is a love of wild Nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love ever showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties.”


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June 2019