Christopher Klein

b. 1954


After 26 years as Art Director for National Geographic Magazine, Christopher Klein has returned to his fine art roots in surrealism. The artist creates his own world through surrealism whether it be an archaeological recreation, deep sea representation, or a futuristic scene. Realistic juxtapositions proved to be the artists key to scientific art with the National Geographic Society. Klein’s ability to render in high detail with a vivid imagination are key to create accurate paintings of historic people, the places they lived and worshiped, as well as the inner workings of both animals and machines. After 26 years of scientific art, Klein’s art is now going full circle back to his fine art roots in surrealism, now reflecting realistic images in unnatural settings or unnatural images in even more bizarre environments.