Society Of Animal Artists Member Profile
Multi Media Sculptor, USA
Gary Staab produces natural history and prehistoric life models for museums, publishing and film. Gary worked to create the first exact 3D replica of King Tut’s mummy based on a translation of the latest CT scans and scientific data. The replica went on display for the first time as part the New York City presentation of
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs in 2011.
Staab’s recreations and sculptures embellish the halls of the Smithsonian, the British Museum of Natural History, the America Museum of Natural History, The BBC and many others. His work has also been featured on the Discovery Channel, in National Geographic Magazine and Dorling Kindersley Publishers. He has been the recipient of the prestigious John Lanzendorf Paleoart award for sculpture, presented by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, four times.
Staab earned a degree in Art/Biology at Hastings College and interned at the Smithsonian Institution and the British Museum of Natural History. His work and eclectic studio demonstrate a flare and passion for natural forms both past and present. He was employed by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Colorado as a sculptor for seven years (where he still holds a research associate position). Staab has also worked for the past 14 years as a freelance sculptor for such institutions as: The National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Miami Science Museum among many others.
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