Jason Brougham has been an Exhibit Preparator at the American Museum of Natural History since 1998. He is an anatomical sculptor and illustrator who researches maniraptoran dinosaurs with a special concentration on the origin and evolution of birds.
In 2011 He received the John J. Lanzendorf Paleoart Prize for Two Dimensional Art from the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology.
He studied comparative morphology under Dr. Carl Gans at the University of Michigan and earned an MFA at Indiana University. He has collaborated with and learned from prominent paleontologists and paleoartists including Mark Norell, John Flynn, Xu Xing, Julia Clarke, John Hutchinson, Hall Train, Stephen Gatesy, Farish Jenkins, Dan Ksepka, Alan Turner, Stephen Brusatte, Jonah Choiniere, Sterling Nesbitt, Lowell Dingus, Jacques Gauthier, Dan Brinkman, Jakob Vinther, Matthew Shawkey, Mick Ellison, and Carl Mehling.
His work has appeared in numerous museum exhibitions, Natural History and Discover magazines, the New York Times, and on the television programs NOVA and National Geographic Explorer. He illustrated the book Inside Dinosaurs (Inside Series) for the AMNH and Sterling Publishing.