About the Society Awards Past Award Winners 2007 (Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize) Gary T. Staab

Three-Dimensional Art — Gary T. Staab


Gary Staab
            gigantea, by Gary Staab
Top: Gary T. Staab. Bottom: Diatryma gigantea, by Staab. Photos courtesy of Gary Staab.

Gary Staab produces natural history and prehistoric life models for museums, publishing and film. Staab's work demonstrates a passion for natural forms both past and present. His sculptures and models are displayed in the halls of the Smithsonian, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the American Museum of Natural History and many others.

He began his first museum exhibit experience for the Hastings Museum of Natural History in Nebraska back in 1986. Since then he has made hundreds of models, ranging in size from an enlarged flea model to life-size dinosaurs. Staab has been a member of SVP since 1995. He is actively engaged in anatomical dissection and dialog with scientists to aid in the restoration of prehistoric life forms.

Thanks goes to John J. Lanzendorf for sponsoring the paleoart award and my wife Lissi who supports my obsessive interest in all things prehistoric.

View the 2007 Two-Dimensional Art and Scientific Illustration Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize Winners.