View Full Version : Who painted pterosaurs on wall at American Museum of Natural History?

12-13-2006, 06:56 PM
At the American Museum of Natural History in New York, there's a great old painting over the stairs of some pterosaurs. It was used in the album cover of Dinosaur Swamps by The Flock ( here's a picture (http://tralfaz-archives.com/coverart/F/flock_swamps.html) ).

Who painted it and does anyone sell a print of it?

Captain Amazing
12-13-2006, 07:05 PM
It looks like the artist was someone named Constantin Astori, but I don't know anything about him?

12-13-2006, 07:28 PM
Yay, finally some info!! Further searching reveals his middle initial was N. and he was also known as C.N. Astori.

But what's his bio and where can I get a print???

Captain Amazing
12-13-2006, 07:55 PM
Have you tried contacting the museum?

12-13-2006, 08:49 PM
The Museum Shop (http://www.amnhshop.com/) doesn't seem to have it. I know the mural you mean, and I don't recall ever seeing it (or any of the other paintings) for sale when I've gone to the Museum.

12-14-2006, 07:33 AM
Yes, last night I found out from their web site how to contact their reference library, so I'll let you know when I hear back. (FYI if you go to amnh.org and go to FAQs, you'll find who to contact for various things.)

12-14-2006, 09:44 AM
By the way, did you notice the cockroach in the picture? I didn't, until a friend pointed it out (he had it pointed out by a museum guide). It's near the bottom, center-left, and it's huge.

12-14-2006, 01:52 PM
Oh yeah, I remember the roach!! And I heard back from the museum!! They can sell me a tif file for $25. I'm going to make the coolest print out of it!!