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Mick Ellison

Senior Principal Artist
B.F.A. Maryland Institute College of Art, 1987
E-mail: mick@amnh.org

Mick Ellison studied art at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland and received his BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He joined the staff of the American Museum of Natural History in 1990, where he is a scientific illustrator and photographer in the Division of Paleontology.

His work has appeared on the covers of The New York TimesNature,Science, and Natural History Magazine. Other clients include National GeographicTimeNewsweekDiscover, IMAX, Nova, BBC and CNN. Mick has also provided illustrations and photographs for a number of books, includingDiscovering Dinosaurs (Knopf), The Science Times Book of Fossils and Evolution (Lyons), and Unearthing the Dragon (Pi), a book he produced with Dr. Mark Norell about their experiences working together in China.

Gobi Desert at Dusk
Oviraptor Fossil
Crow Illustration
The fossilized skeleton of a baby Protoceratops dinosaur on a small round stone slab.
E. andrewsi
Hand-drawn color illustrations of the heads of two Oviraptorid dinosaurs.
A drawing of a person with straight dark shoulder length hair and a light colored shirt titled, “Pencil sketch of Indian girl.”
Thunder Clouds Over Gobi
Northern Flicker
Pencil Reconstruction of Plaster Lifecast
west-lake hangzhou kiosk
Sinornithosaurus slab
Upper Irrawaddy River, Myanmar
Fossil Spider
Fossil Lizard
Reconstruction and Fossil of Small Dinosaur Mei Long
Old Man in Chinese Rural Village
Museum artist Mick Ellison's drawing of the first feathered dinosaur found in China, Sinosauropteryx, as it might have looked in life
Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs
Illustration by Museum artist Mick Ellison of a Warbler Finch on a branch beneath a musical score
Chinese Girl with Fossils
Illustration of 2 fossil crayfish by artist Mick Ellison
Velociraptor Skull