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Knight, Charles R. (1874-1953) American artist best known for his highly influential paintings of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. His works have been reproduced in many books and are currently on display at several major museums in the United States. Examples of his work frequently appeared in dinosaur and paleontology books published in the US during the first half of the twentieth century. While some of his works depticted the dinosaurs as slow and sluggish, such as the iconic Brontosaurus grazing in a swamp, others, such as the Laelops featured here prefigure the later dinosaur renaissance (although perhaps going to the opposite extreme, as Bakker's and Paul's fully endothermic dinosaurs also do). Knight was most active during the 1890s-1940s, and his work exerted a strong influence on popular culture, including both toys and movies such as the stop motion dinosaurs in Harry Hoyt's The Lost World (1925) and Ray Harryhausen's magnificent special effects (One Million Years B.C. (1966), The Valley of Gwangi (1969)) (MAK, Wikipedia)

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