Charles R. Knight

Charles Robert Knight ( born October 21, 1874 in Brooklyn, † April 15, 1953 in Manhattan ) was an American artist.

Best known are his depictions of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Knight designed numerous natural history museums with his paintings. The representations in the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, New York and the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, for he produced 28 murals are known. Later, many of his images have been published in books on the subject.

He played a key role through its representations impact on the vision of prehistoric creatures. In 1951 he became an honorary member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.