Steve Quinn

For Steve Quinn, art and science have always gone hand-in-hand. As a kid, he liked to draw and make clay models of dinosaurs. In high school, he volunteered in the exhibits department at a natural science museum, and realized he could combine both interests in a museum exhibit career. He went to art school and became an artist at the American Museum of Natural History in 1974. Today, he oversees the creation of dioramas at the Museum.

Hometown: Ridgefield Park, NJ
Education: Ridgewood School of Art and Design
Job: Senior Project Manager, Exhibitions Department
Favorite subject in school: biology and art (sculpture and painting)
Known for: a field naturalist and artist; natural historian; passionate about art as a tool for wildlife conservation

Image credits: main image, courtesy of AMNH; Steve Quinn: courtesy of AMNH; Steve Quinn: courtesy of AMNH.