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Rick D. Adleman

Adleman Fine Art
Grand Junction, CO

Colorado artist Rick Adleman focuses his work on the nature and history of the Southwest United States. He is best known for his illustrations in the scientific description of the dinosaur Utahraptor ostrommaysorum. His work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, various other publications and can be seen in public and private collections in the United States and Mexico.


Studied under:

Dick Doherty

Don Meyers

Robert T. Bakker, Ph.D.

George Callison


Scientific Illustrator, Dinamation International Society, 1992-1999

Free lance artist, 1985-present


2019 FOUND: A CMU Alumni Art & Design Show, nationally juried, 437CO Gallery, Grand Junction, CO

2019 Dinosaur Day, Dinosaur Journey, Fruita, CO

1995 Group exhibition, Devils Canyon Science and Learning Center, Fruita, CO

Artist’s Alpine Holiday, Ouray County Arts Association juried show


2017 Mobile Art Academy, National Top 100, mDAC Summit


Dinosaur Journey Museum, Fruita, CO

Colorado Mesa University, Tomlinson Library

Bank of Colorado, Glenwood Springs, CO

Museums of Western Colorado, Grand Junction, CO

Delta High School, Delta, CO

Private collection, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

Private collection, Gateway, CO

Private collection, Montrose, CO

Private collection, Delta, CO

Private collection, Grand Junction, CO

Private collection, Great Falls, MT


Illustration - Time Magazine, July 27, 1992, Pg. 23, “A new dinosaur find in Utah makes Tyrannosaurus rex look cuddly”

Illustration – New York Times, July 21, 1992, Pg. C8, “A creature to make T. Rex tremble”

Article and illustrations - The Maverick, Winter 2019, Pg. 7, "200-million-year-old Inspiration"

Illustrations - Kirkland, J.I. with Burge, D.L. and Gaston, R. (1993). "A large dromaeosaur [Theropoda] from the Lower Cretaceous of Utah" Hunteria, volume 2, issue 10

Illustration - Kenneth Carpenter, (1999) Eggs, Nests, and Baby Dinosaurs: A Look at Dinosaur Reproduction (Life of the Past), Indiana University Press; Chapter 9, "Predation of dinosaur nests by terrestrial crocodilians," James I. Kirkland

Illustration - David Bailey, (2019) "Historic Mysteries of Western Colorado: Case Files from the Western Investigations Team"

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