Norman "Neal" Deaton started his career at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. From there he moved to Washington, D.C. to join the staff of the U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Neal climaxed his Smithsonian career when Wm. L. Brown and he prepared the worlds' largest recorded elephant for display. It now stands in the rotunda of the U.S. National Museum, Washington, D.C.

In 1959 Neal returned to his native Iowa to establish a studio exclusively for the creation of exhibits for natural science museums. He set a standard of excellence in his workmanship that produced a nationally recognized name in natural science museums.

Versatile seasoned professional with over 45 years experience creating art and exhibits for natural science and historical museums. Available for sculpture, painting, model-making, wood carving and consulting projects for private collectors, museums or galleries.

Neal Deaton has provided services for the following organizations:

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Arlington International Racecourse, Ltd., Arlington IL
Asir National Park, Saudi Arabia
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
Bureau of Sport Fisheries & Wildlife
Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh
Children's Nature Museum, Charlotte, NC
Cincinnati Museum of Natural History
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cranbrook Institute of Science, MI
Cultural Heritage Center, Pierre, SD
Cumberland Museum & Science Center, Nashville, TN
Dacotah Prairie Museum SD
Dayton Museum of Natural History
Des Moines Science Center, IA
Des Moines Botanical Center
Florida State Museum
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Honolulu Zoo, Hawaii
Indianapolis Children's Museum
Iowa Hall, University of Iowa
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
State Historical Society of Iowa
Kentucky Dept. Of Parks
Los Angeles County Museum, CA
Miami Museum of Science & Natural History
Milwaukee Public Museum
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, MO
Minnesota Historical Society
Missouri Dept. Of Natural Resources
Missouri Dept. Of Conservation
Museum of Science, Boston
Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago
Museum of Westward Expansion,
                            Gateway Arch, St. Louis
National Geographic Society
National Park Service
National Museum of Canada
National Wildlife Federation
National Bison Range
New York State Museum, Albany
Nova Scotia Museum of Science
Oglebay Institute, Wheeling, WV
Pony Express Museum, St. Joseph, MO
Putnam Museum, Davenport, IA
Rochester Museum of Science, NY
Royal Ontario Museum. Canada
Saskatchewan Museum of Natural History
The Minnesota Science Museum, St. Paul
John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
Smithsonian Institution, U.S.National Museum
State Capitol Museum, Olympia, WA
University of Northern Iowa
U.S. Forestry Service
Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, OK
Wrigley Botanical Garden, Santa Catalina Island, CA


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