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In the media: John Gurche, Distinguished Alum, reshapes history as paleo-artist

Monday, November 4, 2013

John Gurche began his career in paleo-artistry producing dinosaur paintings good enough to get him a consulting role with "Jurassic Park." Now Gurche is the go-to guy for paleontologists for his lifelike sculptures of early homonids, the Boston Globe reports.

Gurche, recipient of the 2013 KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award, is the artist-in-residence at the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, N.Y. He creates figures for museums and scientists from fossils and other paleontological remains. His work combines art and science in an awe-inspiring way. As the Boston Globe said, "Rather than merely showing us what these creatures would have looked like, Gurche wants us to sense what they would have thought and felt, too."

Read the rest of the article and interview with Gurche from the Boston Globe to learn more about his work.