Dinotopia: Art, Science & Imagination
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Wilde Auditorium, Harry Jack Gray Center
presented by the Illustration Department
James Gurney is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Dinotopia book series. He designed the World of Dinosaurs stamps for the U.S. Postal Service and has worked on more than a dozen assignments for National Geographic magazine, painting reconstructions of Moche, Kushite, and Etruscan civilizations. He has won the Hugo, Chesley, Spectrum, and World Fantasy Awards. Solo exhibitions of his artwork have been presented at the Smithsonian Institution, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Norton Museum of Art. Recently he was named a “Grand Master” by Spectrum Fantastic Arts and a “Living Master” by the Art Renewal Center. His most recent book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter (2010), was Amazon’s #1 bestselling book on painting for more than 150 weeks and is based on his daily blog: gurneyjourney.blogspot.com.
This lecture is made possible by The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund.