Quinn, Stephen C. 1951-

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Naturalist and artist Stephen Christopher Quinn joined the staff of the American Museum of Natural History in 1974, after graduating from the Ridgewood School of Art and Design, and apprenticed under such diorama-art masters as Raymond deLucia, Robert Kane, and David J. Schwendeman. His first assignment was as a foreground artist for the wood stork diorama in the Hall of North American Birds. As senior project manager for exhibitions at the museum, Quinn oversaw all aspects of new diorama creation -- including field expeditions, exhibit fabrication, and installation -- as well as diorama conservation and restoration. He was a project leader for the 1995 field expedition to the Central African Republic, which resulted in Dzanga-Sangha rain forest diorama in the museum's Hall of Biodiversity, and was a project manager for the 2003 renovation of the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Quinn provided the illustrations for the book What Color Is That Dinosaur? (1994), by Lowell Dingus, and was co-author of Inside the Dzanga-Sangha Rain Forest (1998). He has been a member of the Society of Animal Artists since 1978. Quinn lives in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, with his wife, Linda, and their two children, Tom and Claire. (source: Windows On Nature, 2006)

Worked at the American Museum of Natural History in American Museum of Natural History. Department of Exhibition.


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