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John Gurche is an American artist known for his recreations of prehistoric life, notably early hominids and dinosaurs. He served as a consultant for Jurassic Park.

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Involvment in Jurassic ParkEdit

Director Steven Spielberg contacted Gurche to serve as a consultant on the design of the film's dinosaurs[1] due to his paintings of the titular animals.[2] Gurche primary created concept art of the Velociraptor.[3]

Selected filmographyEdit

  • Neanderthal (2001) (TV)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Daily, Laura. (July 1993) Bringing Dinosaurs to Life. Boys' Life, p. 7. Retrieved from
  2. Wright, Chris. (November 3, 2013) John Gurche, hominid sculptor. Boston Globe.
  3. Molding an identity for dinosaurs and early humans from the study of fossils. Youtube

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