Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins
(1807 - 1894)
Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins was active/lived in England. Ben Hawkins is known for life-size dinosaur and other prehistoric creature sculpture, illustration.
Biography Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins
Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807-1894), was an English painter and sculptor who created the first life-sized sculptures of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures (for the Crystal Palace exhibition in Sydenham, London in 1853), and the first articulated dinosaur skeleton for any museum in the world (for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia in 1868).
A talented and widely published scientific illustrator, he worked for Charles Darwin (creating the fish, reptile and amphibian plates for The Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, 1839-1843). He made scientific illustrations for a large number of books from the 1820s to the 1860s, and published several of his own books on animal anatomy, most notably A Compar
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