November 28, 2013

Zdenek Burian

Recently I came across Burian's work via Matthes & Seitz BerlinZdenek Burian was a very prolific painter and book illustrator with about 14000 illustrations and book covers. He is best known for his visual reconstructions of prehistoric life and regarded as the most influential palaeo-artist of the modern era. "Prehistoric Animals" ("Tiere der Urzeit") was originally published in Czechoslovakia by Artia in 1956.

Josef Benes / Zdnek Burian: Tiere der Urzeit, Verlag Werner Dausien 1980