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Evolution of the Human Form | Linda Hall Library
September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
John Gurche, one of the world’s best-known paleoartists, will discuss his work during this lecture at the Linda Hall Library. Trained in anthropology and paleontology, Gurche is often the artist chosen by National Geographic to help introduce newly discovered human ancestors to the world by reconstructing their faces (12 issues, including four covers). Fifteen of his sculptures are featured in the Smithsonian’s Hall of Human Origins.
Gurche was chosen by Steven Spielberg to do pre-production art for the movie Jurassic Park, and by the US Postal Service to create art for their 1989 dinosaur stamps. His new book is titled Lost Anatomies: The Evolution of the Human Form. He is currently building a face for a newly discovered human ancestor, to be announced in late 2019.
A meet-and-greet book signing will immediately follow the lecture.
The event is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required. Register here.