Paleoartist Elisabeth Daynès

Elisabeth Daynès has won the John J. Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize, the most prestigious reward given to artists in science art related to paleontology, in the category 3-Dimensional Art. With hundreds of anthropological sculptures, Elisabeth Daynès has become a leading expert in the extremely painstaking process of hominid reconstructions. A painter, a sculptor and an expert in comparative anatomy altogether, she combines scientific research, technological innovation and art, in order to bring our human ancestors back to life. Daynès strives to create a unique and specific early human or pre-human using the scarce information left by the remains of fossils that might be thousands or even a million years old.