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By Ann Brimacombe Elliot

Born to an unconventional, free-spirited artist mom and an eminent paleontologist father, Margaret Matthew selected a occupation as an artist focusing on restorations of extinct animals. She all started her profession on the American Museum of typical historical past in big apple urban drawing fossil bones, and there she met her husband, the famous paleontologist Edwin (Ned) Colbert.

Charming the Bones portrays Margaret's lifestyles because the spouse of a well-known guy, the mum of 5 sons, and, later in her lifestyles, as a revered recovery artist, illustrator, and sculptor.

Margaret's work, drawings, and sculptures grace museums world-wide and let most people, in addition to specialist paleontologists, to imagine extinct creatures.

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Knight was at work on murals in the exhibition halls. He was a freelance artist who spent much of his life working at the Natch. " He was one of the first artists to paint lifelike restorations of extinct animals. Particularly known for his dinosaur paintings, he also painted ancient mammals and was responsible for all the murals in the Hall of Early Man at the American Museum. His restorations are still recognized as masterpieces. Scientifically authentic, they are also fine works of art. Another of Margaret's favorite haunts at the N atch was the paleontology laboratory.

He grunted and started writing out a ticket. " She explained her mistake and her terror. He shrugged, without mercy. "Tell that all to the judge," he said and handed Margaret the ticket. Margaret was humiliated and very angry. Her father went with her to the court; they had to go down to Oakland three times before she finally had her hearing and her chance to tell all to the judge. The trial was listed in the court docket as "People against Matthew," which struck her to the heart. The judge listened, impassive, to what she had to say, and then asked the policeman for his version.

Oh, I'm so glad, and I so little hurt. " She had always said there were so many kind people in the world. " It was scary for us-and scarier still when that evening in a Portland hotel the doctor who examined Mother said gloomily she'd either be all right in the morning-c-or she would not. She was-except for a bandaged forehead and two very black eyes. By the time we reached Berkeley, the bandage was gone, but the black eyes were still spectacular. Betty found her way to the Claremont Inn where Dad had located rooms for us all, and then we drove to Bacon Hall on the Berkeley campus where Dad was at work.

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