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Little Known Facts About Mort Künstler

Allosaurus

...Mort Künstler did this drawing of an Allosaurus and Stegasaurus for Dinosaur Story?

The Stegasaurus, which means “covered lizard,” had large pointed plates and spikes on its tail to protect itself from the meat-eating Allosaurus. 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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...this painting of Spartacus was done for the Aurora Plastics Company?

...Mort Künstler drew this picture of his father Tom?

...Mort Künstler did many illustrations for Boy's Life during the 1950’s?

...Mort Künstler painted the cover for this Max Brand novel, King of the Range?

...Mort Künstler painted the cover for The Year of the French?

...Mort Künstler did this painting for the March 1964 issue of Saga Magazine?

...Mort Künstler painted the movie poster for Beyond the Poseidon Adventure?

...The late Richardson Pratt, President of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, presented this Alumni Achievement Award to Mort Künstler on June 6, 1986?

...Mort Künstler did this painting as one of a series of six early aircraft for Renwal Products, the hobby kit manufacturer?

...Mort Künstler did this pencil drawing in the 1960's for Dodd, Mead, and Company, the book publishers?

...Mort Künstler painted this farm scene in 1993?

...Mort Künstler painted this scene of the Cowboy Artillery at Soyang?

...Mort Künstler did the cover painting for Ordeal of Three Doctors?

...Mort Künstler did this painting for the cover of Ice Palace?

...Mort Künstler was commissioned by NASA to paint this scene of the application of the heat shield tiles to the Space Shuttle?

...Mort Künstler did this illustration of a nurse in 1974?

...Mort Künstler did this two-color illustration for Boys Life Magazine?

...Mort Künstler painted this turtle and its young in 1974?

...Mort Künstler did this drawing of an Allosaurus and Stegasaurus for Dinosaur Story?

...Mort Künstler did this drawing of a Tyrannosaurus attacking duckbill dinosaurs?

...Mort Künstler did this painting of a United States submarine making a nighttime surface attack on a Japanese fleet?

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