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Animals through the Ages: The Art of Charles R. Knight [Slide Show]

Charles R. Knight (1874 – 1953) is best known for his arresting paintings of dinosaurs and other long-vanished beasts. In the April issue of Scientific American, anthropologist and science historian Richard Milner—author of Charles R. Knight: The Artist Who Saw Through Time—explores the experiences that shaped Knight as an artist and the influence his work had on science and popular culture. This slide show presents a selection of images from the book depicting both living animals and extinct ones.

» Click here for a slide show of Knight’s images

  • AFRICAN ELEPHANT HEAD sculpted by Knight for the Bronx Zoo's elephant house.
    AFRICAN ELEPHANT HEAD sculpted by Knight for the Bronx Zoo's elephant house.
  • HERD OF WOOLLY MAMMOTHS and reindeer in Ice Age France
    HERD OF WOOLLY MAMMOTHS and reindeer in Ice Age France
  • GREAT INDIAN HORNBILL, one of many bird species Knight depicted
    GREAT INDIAN HORNBILL, one of many bird species Knight depicted
  • PENCIL DRAWING of a lynx—cats held a special appeal for Knight
    PENCIL DRAWING of a lynx—cats held a special appeal for Knight
  • THE TIGER and the peacock
    THE TIGER and the peacock
  • NEANDERTALS caught in a blizzard
    NEANDERTALS caught in a blizzard
  • RECONSTRUCTION of a pair of fighting dryptosaurs
    RECONSTRUCTION of a pair of fighting dryptosaurs
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