Erwin S. Christman

Working at the American Museum during the earliest part of the last century, E.S. Christman developed some of the most incredible drawings of fossil life. He also made many excellent models, including a series of titanothere heads, a Brontotherium (seen above) and of the dinosaur Camarasaurus. He was not only an accurate draughtsman and modeler, he was also a highly intelligent and sympatheric assistant to the members of the scientific staff whom he worked with. He studied at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design; his work was under the supervision of Dr. H.F. Osborn. He died at the early age of 36 on November 27, 1921. This gallery contains various drawings from our archive collection.