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James Gurney is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Dinotopia book series. He designed the World of Dinosaurs stamps for the U.S. Postal Service and has worked on assignment for National Geographic magazine, painting reconstructions of Moche, Kushite, and Etruscan civilizations. He has won the Hugo, Chesley, Spectrum, and World Fantasy Awards. Solo exhibitions of his artwork have been presented at the Smithsonian Institution, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Norton Museum of Art. His most recent book, Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist (2009) was the number-one bestselling art-instruction book on Amazon.com and is based on his blog gurneyjourney.blogspot.com.