William Stout: Prehistoric Life Murals

Product Code: 25610
William Stout: Prehistoric Life Murals
William Stout: Prehistoric Life Murals
William Stout: Prehistoric Life Murals

William Stout: Prehistoric Life Murals

Product Code: 25610
Regular price $40.00
  • Low stock - 2 items left
  • Inventory on the way
Shipping calculated at checkout.

This is a great book featuring large scale painted panoramic scenes overflowing with prehistoric animals. Introduction by Ray Harryhausen.

From the dustjacket:

"William Stout: Prehistoric Life Murals is an astonishing look at dinosaurs and their primeval worlds.

"This lavishly illustrated 144-page volume contains all of Stout’s stunning murals for The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom, and the San Diego Natural History Museum.

"In 1981, award-winning paleoartist Stout’s critically acclaimed book The Dinosaurs - A Fantastic New View of a Lost Era launched the ongoing public renaissance in the reexamination and revision of dinosaur appearance, intelligence and lifestyles.

"Michael Crichton acknowledged this legendary masterwork as an inspiration for Jurassic Park.

"Now Stout has returned to take us on a new journey, deeper into Earth’s primordial past.

"Following in the tradition of legendary paleoartists Charles R. Knight and Rudolph F. Zallinger, Stout’s murals of extinct predators and prey dramatically capture our imaginations.

"Incorporating the latest paleontological evidence, the artist breathes life into prehistoric creatures that are both scientifically accurate and emotionally stimulating.

"Beyond the book’s inherent scientific content, Stout’s detailed commentary guides readers through his creative process.

"Variations between the different stages in each mural’s development are explained in entertaining and easy-to-read text.

"Included are preliminary drawings, color studies, and one-quarter-scale oil paintings, guiding the reader through Stout’s meticulous step-by-step methodology from initial design to finished masterpiece.

"Influenced by landscape painter Thomas Moran, whose work inspired the formation of America’s National Parks, Stout creates vistas of a world that existed millions of years ago.

"The highlight of the book is Stout’s recent twelve mural commission by the San Diego Natural History Museum, which includes oil paintings up to thirty-four feet long.

"Through Paleozoic fish and reptiles, Cretaceous dinosaurs and sea creatures, then concluding with Ice Age mastodons and saber-toothed cats, vast panoramas of varied prehistoric worlds unfold in this handsome full color collection.

"Like Knight and Zallinger before him, Stout has created murals that will amaze viewers, inspire future generations of budding artists, and enthrall eager young dinosaur hunters for decades to come.

"William Stout is one of America’s foremost dinosaur muralists and illustrators.

"Stout’s dinosaur illustrations have appeared in The Little Blue Brontosaurus, which formed the basis of the enormously popular The Land Before Time animated series.

"Stout has contributed to over thirty films including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Walt Disney’s Dinosaur and Jim Henson’s The Natural History Project (which he also wrote).

"He was a designer for Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth.

"Previous exhibits include his 45-painting: "Dinosaurs, Penguins and Whales - The Wildlife of Antarctica.”

Stout, William

Condition & Attributes


Publishing Information


We ship domestically via USPS Media Mail and Ground Advantage. Faster options, such as Priority Mail, are available.

We ship internationally via USPS Priority Mail International, FedEx, and DHL Express.

You may review all the shipping options for your address at checkout prior to finalizing your order.

We have over 27 years of experience packing and shipping collectible books. We pack every order so it will arrive at its destination in the same condition it left our store.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Cho, Frank
More Outrage: The Art of Frank Cho - Signed
Wendling, Claire
Wendling, Claire
Iguana Bay 2.0
Wendling, Claire
Adams, Arthur
Arthur Adams Drawings 2022 - Signed