About the Society Awards Past Award Winners 2011 (Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize) John A. Gurche
John Gurche's award winning work has appeared on the covers of National Geographic
and Natural History
Magazines and his work can be seen at the Smithsonian, the Field Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History, among others. His work on the reconstruction of human ancestors has been featured in television documentaries by National Geographic, the Smithsonian, and the BBC. He is well known for his work on the film "Jurassic Park" and for his paintings for the 1989 dinosaur stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service.
Of prime importance in this work are scientific accuracy and a high degree of realism that will transport the viewer in time. Gurche's academic training is in paleontology and anthropology, and his work is backed up with a number of ongoing research efforts, including studies in primate anatomy and of fossil collections around the world. His work focuses especially on human origins and on dinosaurs, but includes other ancient life as well.
Top photo: John A. Gurche
Bottom photo: "Ste 5"
Photos courtesy of John A. Gurche.
View the 2011 Two-Dimensional Art, Scientific Illustration and National Geographic Digital Modeling and Animation Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize Recipients.