Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services

James Gurney

The World of Dinosaurs (1997)

Introduced to dinosaurs during a childhood museum visit, James Gurney studied anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and art at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. His lavishly painted images bring realism to his work in fantasy and reveal his appreciation of both art and science. Though he is best known for his highly acclaimed Dinotopia books, he has illustrated more than 70 science fiction and fantasy book covers, created historical and archaeological illustrations for National Geographic, and worked as a background painter for an animated film. Gurney was the artist for The World of Dinosaurs, a 1997 issuance that featured 15 U.S. postage stamps.



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