Meet our paleoartist – Jakub Kowalski

A few years ago, after long hours spent in the field, Jakub approached me with a smile on his face. “Hey, Daniel,” he said, “look at that – a Kentrosaurus!” Jakub showed me a beautiful drawing of an armored dinosaur. I was really impressed. When did he draw that masterpiece? During the few minutes between our arrival from the field and changing the boots? We’ve been digging up fossils together for a few years. A few years during which he hadn’t mentioned once that he likes to draw – and is pretty good at that.

Jakub Kowalski (*11 June 1981) is a Polish biologist and, clearly, an incredibly talented paleoartist. And I am very happy to have him on board. Jakub’s drawings can be seen at museums, in books or at scientific conferences and other meetings. And now, his art is also here on Wild Prehistory.

If you like it, don’t hesitate to support him through our shop, that features products with Jakub’s drawings (such as the ceratopsid dinosaurs posted below), or by ordering illustrations from him. Jakub can be reached by email at kahless@interia.pl. Jakub doesn’t specialize in a particular group of organisms. He draws everything. This gallery includes some of his best pieces. Enjoy!

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