Born in Sydney, Australia, John William Hope worked at the American Museum of Natural History from 1923 to 1936. He contributed taxidermy to the Hall of Asian Mammals and the Akeley Hall of African Mammals. Most notable of his works on this hall are the mountain nyala, the giant eland, and the giant sable. An accomplished sculptor, Hope created the fourteen bas-reliefs that appear above each of the dioramas on the main level of the African Hall. Each of these depict a different scene featuring African animals. (source: Stephen Quinn, Windows on Nature, 2006)
Worked at the American Museum of Natural History.
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