Roger Tory Peterson Cardinals. Roger Tory Peterson (1908-1996) was an American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, and held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th-century environmental movement. Professionally Gallery Framed amd Double Matted with molding trim. In Frame measures 18"x18"x1". Weight 4 pds 5 oz. Peterson received every major American award for natural science, ornithology, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary medals, diplomas, and citations from America and elsewhere, including the Linnaean Society of New York's Eisenmann Medal, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Order of the Golden Ark of the Netherlands. In 1977, he was honored by selection by the two Swedish District lodges of the Vasa Order of America to be Swedish-American of the Year. He received nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize and honorary doctorates from numerous American universities. The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History in Jamestown, New York is named in his honor.