James Gurney, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Dinotopia book series, will present a lecture on “Dinotopia: Art, Science & Imagination.” The talk, which is part of the Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series, is free and open to the public, and is made possible by The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund.
The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium, located on the lower level of the Harry Jack Gray Center, at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford.
Gurney designed the World of Dinosaurs stamps for the U.S. Postal Service , and he has won the Hugo, Chesley, Spectrum, and World Fantasy Awards. Solo exhibitions of his artwork have been presented at the Smithsonian Institution, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Norton Museum of Art. Recently he was named a “Grand Master” by Spectrum Fantastic Arts and a “Living Master” by the Art Renewal Center.
He has worked on more than a dozen assignments for National Geographic magazine, painting reconstructions of Moche, Kushite, and Etruscan civilizations. His most recent book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter (2010), was Amazon’s number one best-selling book on painting for more than 150 weeks and is based on his blog: gurneyjourney.blogspot.com.
For more information, contact Karen DeGrace, executive assistant to the dean of the Hartford Art School, at 860.768.4392, or firstname.lastname@example.org.