A circa 1960s painting of a thylacine
pair with an echidna by Walter William Ferguson.
Ferguson received his formal art training
under scholarship at Yale School of Fine Arts and Pratt Institute.
He has exhibited widely in Israel and abroad, and his paintings are in
many private collections. He has written and illustrated seven books,
as well as illustrated 26 books and many articles. He was commissioned
by LIFE magazine to illustrate endangered species, and has also worked
for the American Museum of Natural History, where he produced paintings
reconstructing extinct animals.