John Gurche is an award-winning artist whose recreations of human ancestors and other ancient life has appeared in national magazines and top museums around the country. Gurche utilizes his academic training in paleontology and anthropology to create models and drawings that are scientifically accurate and highly realistic. His work has appeared on the covers of National Geographic, Discover and Natural History Magazines. It can also be seen at the Smithsonian, the Field Museum and the American Museum of Natural History, among others. His work on the reconstruction of human ancestors has been featured in television documentaries by National Geographic, the Smithsonian and the BBC. He is well-known for his work on the film "Jurassic Park" and for his paintings for the 1989 dinosaur stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service. Gurche received a KU bachelor’s degree in geology in 1974 and a master’s degree in anthropology in 1979.