Naturalist Prints: Naturalism was an artistic movement in the 19th century focused on realistic depictions of nature that turned away from stylized or idealized renditions from the classical tradition. Many naturalist artists created careful documentation of plants, animals, and biology that were used as resources and treated as artworks in their own right. John James Audubon is one of the best known American naturalists. He traveled the United States illustrating bird species and other animals in a uniquely naturalist, life-like style. Browse by sub-category or see all inventory below.