A Herd of Woolly Mammoths (Charles R. Knight)
The weather might be decidedly chilly (at least here in the UK), at the moment. With this in mind, time to post up an iconic Ice Age scene painted by the renowned American palaeoartist Charles Robert Knight, depicting a herd of Woolly Mammoths on the move. This talented artist might be most famous for his depictions of dinosaurs but he also produced many artworks and illustrations of prehistoric mammals and hominins.
A Herd of Woolly Mammoths a Famous Illustration by the American Artist Charles R. Knight (1874-1953)
Picture Credit: Charles R. Knight
The artwork, illustrations and murals of Charles R. Knight can be found on display in numerous museums in the United States, such as the National Museum of Natural History (Washington – District of Columbia), the Field Museum (Chicago) and perhaps most famously of all, the American Museum of Natural History (New York).
He also painted many extant animals and several of these illustrations can be found in American Zoos such as the Bronx Zoo (New York) and the National Zoo (Washington – District of Columbia).
His illustration of a herd of mammoths is in keeping with the cold weather we are currently experiencing. The detailed and beautifully crafted artworks of Charles R. Knight are all the more remarkable given his poor eyesight. For most of his life, this highly talented and gifted person who has left a legacy of superb artworks, was virtually blind.