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

John D. Dawson

Pacific Coast Rain Forest (2000)

John D. Dawson is a gifted wildlife artist whose meticulous attention to detail and accuracy is inspired by countless hours of research, field observations, specimen studies, and consultations with scientists. The dramatic terrain of the West fueled many of his creative ideas, but in 1989 he traded the Rocky Mountains for the tropical rain forests of Hawaii, where he lives and works today. His clients include National Geographic, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Postal Service, for which he has created more than 30 stamp designs. An exhibition of his original works has toured nationally.



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