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Primates in Art and Illustration Image Collection

The primates in art and illustration collection, part of the Audiovisual collection at the Wisconsin Primate Research Center, includes images of a variety of nonhuman primate species. This collection of images was made possible through funding from the University of Wisconsin Libraries and is intended to complement the natural history slides. The images are drawn from a variety of printed sources and reveal, over time, how humans have depicted nonhuman primates, often reflecting their own culture, mores and attitudes through their representations. Included are examples of fine art, illustration, and sculpture, as well as other media. The Center is especially indebted to Stephen Nash, Scientific Illustrator and Adjunct Associate Professor at the State University of New York, Stony Brook who collaborated on the project and compiled the images for this collection. In most instances the images included in this collection are copyright-free, but it is always advisable to check copyright ownership before using images.

NOTE: While this site is under development, we are providing access to three examples of illustrations from nineteenth century works:

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Consultant to the Primates in Art and Illustration Image Collection:
Stephen Nash
Conservation International/State University of New York
Department of Anatomical Sciences
Academic Tower A, T-8, Room 045
Health Sciences Center
Stony Brook, NY 11794 USA
Phone: (631) 444-3132
Fax: (631) 444-3947
E-Mail: snash@ms.cc.sunysb.edu

Send comments to:
Joseph Kemnitz
E-Mail: kemnitz@primate.wisc.edu