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About the Society Awards Past Award Winners 2006 Awardees 2006 (Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize) Scientific Illustration - Mauricio Antón
2006 Scientific
            Illustration Lanzendorf Prize Winner
Aelurodon-macgrewi illustration by
Top: Mauricio Antón. Bottom: Aelurodon-macgrewi illustration by Antón. Photo courtesy of Mauricio Antón.

Mauricio Antón has been a full-time paleo-artist since 1987. His career was launched when he painted a series of murals depicting life in the Tertiary for the Sabadell Museum in Spain. Since then, he has created artwork for museum exhibits worldwide, including The Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Madrid, the Florida Museum of Natural History or the American Museum of Natural History . He has co-authored and illustrated numerous books, including “The Big Cats and Their Fossils Relatives”, “Mammoths, Sabertooths, and Hominids” and “Evolving Eden”. He has illustrated and authored many popular articles, and collaborated with the BBC and Discovery Channel in developing documentary films including “Wild New World”, “Sabretooth” and “Walking with Beasts”. Mauricio’s artwork is inseparable from his research on the anatomy of fossil vertebrates, which has been published in academic journals including the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, the Journal of Human Evolution and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Most recently, Mauricio is exploring the applications of computer graphic imaging and animation to paleoart. He collaborates regularly with leading paleontologists, studies collections all over the world, participates in excavations, and travels to pristine habitats in search of information and inspiration.