George Fredrick Mason
George “Fred” Mason was an educator, author and museum artist with the American Museum of Natural History. Mason worked with the museum for 25 years. He began working as a diorama artist and went on 14 expeditions to Alaska and the Canadian Arctic. In his final 10 years at the museum, Mason was the associate curator of education.
Mason authored many books about animals and received The American Nature Study Society Award for books in 1978. He also established the Summer Nature School at Princeton University. Mason was an ardent fan of comic strips and lived in the same farm house in which he grew up until his death.