val woelfel archaeological illustrator

Valerie Woelfel

1178 Thomas Ave.

St. Paul, MN 55104


651 649-1506

Archaeological Illustration

red figure vase from photograph


Images have long been used in the sciences to teach, record information and share ideas. Archaeological illustration is the form of scientific illustration used in fields like anthropology, classics, archaeology and art history. Archaeological illustrators once worked in watercolor or pen and ink, but todays artists have added digital media to their pallet in recreating the stories and lives of the past. A good archaeological illustrator combines the skills of an artist, knowledge of archaeology, and a familiarity with the conventions of this unique field