|Known for||Paleoart and painting|
Jay Howard Matternes (born April 14, 1933) is an American painter, paleoartist, and naturalist. His work recreating early mammals from the Oligocene, Miocene and Pliocene epochs was widely published in the 1950s, including in the Time Life Books series. His work is in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of Natural History. His restorations frequently appeared in magazines such as National Geographic and Time, making him among the best-known scientific illustrators. Six Matternes murals were removed during renovations from the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of Natural History in 2014, and several are planned to be reinstalled when renovations to the museum's Fossil Hall are scheduled to be completed in 2019.
- Debus, Allen; Debus, Diane E. (2002). "Jay Matternes: Cenozoic Paleoartist". Dinosaur Memories. iUniverse. pp. 518–522. ISBN 978-1-4697-2194-1.
- Wiber, Melanie G. (1997). Erect Men/Undulating Women: The Visual Imagery of Gender, "Race" and Progress in Reconstructive Illustrations of Human Evolution. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. pp. 72–. ISBN 978-0-88920-557-4.
- Peggy McGlone (June 24, 2018). "The beloved murals at Natural History Museum are coming back". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
- The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Presents the 1983 Birds in Art Exhibition. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. 1983. p. 92.
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