The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi


“Fossils are evidence of prehistoric life written in stone.” Dr. David C. Evans

Dinosaurs and extinct animals have always captured my imagination as a child.  I’ve played with dinosaur toys, pretended to be a dinosaur, drew dinosaurs and read lots of dinosaur books.  Plus I’ve spent many hours watching dinosaur specials on National Geographic and Animal Planet.  The kid in me always wondered how an artist can draw extinct animals so realistically and prehistoric landscapes?  This is where Paleontology comes in, the merging of art and science to paint an ancient environment.  “The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi” collects the top works of Paleoartisan Julius Csotonyi.

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The dinosaur book kick-offs with an introduction and insight into Paleoart by Dr. David C. Evans and Dr. Robert T. Bakker.  We get into the mind and thoughts of Paleontologist Julius Csotonyi with a 10-page in-depth interview.  Julius discusses how he began drawing animals and how he got into scientific art.  The book is then divided into 3 collections: Paleozoic Era, Mesozoic Era and Cenozoic Era.  The art doesn’t just stand alone, as Julius and co-author Steve White provide background information and other details about the art pieces.

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“The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi” is not just a reference book to be put on a book shelf or collecting dust on a coffee table, its wonderful way to learn scientific art about extinct animals and prehistoric landscapes from the past.  If you want to learn more about Paleontology, I suggest getting “The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi.


Hardbound Title:  The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi

Authors:  Julius Csotonyi & Steve White

Publisher:  Titan Books

MSRP:  $34.95USD

Available:  Now



  1. Alastair Savage says:

    It’s also a beautifully presented volume. Well worth the cost!

    • Since I do lots of book reviews I can get a little cynical, but this book is a great introduction for people looking to get into Paleontology and I myself got an education on fossils and prehistoric animals.

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