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Little Known Facts About Mort Künstler

Triceratops Walking

...Mort Künstler did this drawing of a Triceratops for Dinosaur Story?

Triceratops, shown here, were the biggest of the horned dinosaurs. They needed their horns to protect themselves from the Tyrannosaurus rex - “king of the tyrants.” Joanna Cole, a now famous children’s book author, wrote Dinosaur Story and Scholastic Book Services commissioned Mort Künstler to do the art. This was before the age of movies like Jurassic Park and computer imaging, so Künstler needed to do research the way he still does. He found a top authority in the field, Dr. Eugene S. Gaffney of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and worked with him to ensure accuracy.

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...Mort Künstler painted this scene of a boy yelling out the news that the threshing crew had arrived?

...Mort Künstler illustrated the book The Wild Orphan?

...Doctor in Judgement was one of many book covers that Mort Künstler painted for Dodd, Mead, and Co?

...Mort Künstler painted this Gold Knight for the Aurora Plastics Corporation?

...Mort Künstler painted this scene of Roger's Rangers during the French and Indian War?

...Mort Künstler painted this cover for the Dee Brown book Yellowhorse?

...Mort Künstler did this painting in 1972 For the United States Trust Company ?

...Mort Künstler did this pencil drawing of a gunfighter?

...Mort Künstler painted this guinea pig and its baby in 1974?

...Mort Künstler did this World War II scene of the B-24 raid on the oil refineries in Ploesti, Czechoslovakia?

...Mort Künstler witnessed the first launch of the Space Shuttle, Columbia?

...Mort Künstler did this drawing of a Triceratops for Dinosaur Story?

...Mort Küntler did this drawing for the book Third and Eight To Go?

...Mort Künstler painted this scene for Outdoor Life magazine in 1955?

...On October 24, 1997, H. William Greenup, Mayor of Fredricksburg, Virginia, presented this Proclamation along with the Key to the City to Mort Künstler?

...Mort Künstler painted the paperback bookcovers for many Douglas Reeman novels?

...Mort Künstler did this painting of the famous World War I fighter plane, the SE5a?

...Mort Künstler did this painting of Gar Fishermen for the May 1957 issue of Sports Afield?

...Mort Künstler painted the movie poster for Three the Hard Way?

...Mort Künstler did these drawings of the 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers?

...Mort Künstler painted this cover for Sleep, My Love?

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