Happy Dinosaur Lovers Day!
In 1934 John Kanerva began his life’s work, building the first of more than 50 life-sized dinosaurs at the Calgary Zoo. They were cutting edge, but soon science progressed and made the models obsolete. They were replaced with models made from the Sinclair Oil Exhibit dinosaurs (1964-65 New York World's Fair) in 1983. Today, only one of the original dinosaurs remains. "Dinny", a brontosaurus, was declared an Alberta Historical Resource in 1987.
There is very little information about the Lost Dinosaurs of St. George's Island.
2004 Artist Trust Auction, Seattle
3" x 5" acrylic on wood