The Czech painter Zdenek Burian (1901 - 1981) is regarded by many as the most influential palaeo-artist of the modern era. His work played a central role in the development of palaeontological reconstructions during a remarkable career spanning five decades. Here is a selection of his beautiful dinosaur paintings.

 

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