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Little Known Facts About Mort Künstler

Ornitholestes Catching Bird

...Mort Künstler did this drawing of an Ornitholestes for Dinosaur Story?

Ornitholestes, which means “bird-robber,” was a smaller dinosaur, the size of a man, yet fast enough to catch birds. 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 did this painting for use on the cover of a Sunday supplement?

...Mort Künstler was commissioned to paint the flight crew of the second launch of the Space Shuttle?

...Mort Künstler painted the movie poster for Amazing Grace?

...Mort Künstler did this drawing at the age of six?

...Mort Künstler was commissioned by the United States Marine Corps College and Staff Foundation to paint the battle between the USS Constitution and the HMS Guerriere?

...Mort Künstler did this painting in 1965 for the Physio-Chem Corporation?

...Mort Künstler painted this cover for True Detective Magazine?

...this illustration was painted by Mort Künstler for Cavalier Magazine?

...Mort Künstler did this cover painting for A Year From Now for Dodd, Mead, and Company in the 1950’s?

...Mort Künstler did a series of paintings of WW I fighter planes for Renwal Products, the hobby kit company?

...Mort Künstler did this painting for the paperback cover of the mystery adventure story Kill Quick or Die?

...Mort Künstler did this pencil drawing in the 1960’s?

...Mort Künstler did this World War II painting in the early 1960’s?

...Mort Künstler did this drawing of an Ornitholestes for Dinosaur Story?

...Mort Künstler did this drawing of a mother grizzly bear and her cubs being shot by a hunter?

...Mort Künstler did this painting in 1993?

...Mort Künstler painted this book jacket for Fullback Fury?

...Mort Künstler did the cover painting for Zane Grey’s Vanishing American?

...Mort Künstler did this painting for Dodd, Mead, and Company in 1973?

...Gene Favell, founder of the Favell Museum in Klamath Falls, Oregon, presented their annual Western Heritage Award to Mort Künstler on May 4, 1985?

...Mort Künstler painted this leopard and cub in 1974?

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