Fossil Skulls are the most rare and celebrated artifacts in the world.  Besides that I mean let's get real, Fossil Skulls are just plain cool.

Gallery of Skulls is devoted to offering the ideal gift for those with a passion for Archaeology, Anthropology, Paleontology, Fossils and Human Evolution. You can not go anywhere else to find gifts that will be more appreciated and cherished.

archaeology t shirts

Heidelberg Man skull coffee cup


hand painted ceramic plate with Australopithecus africanus skull.

These hand painted fossil skull plates and other original gifts will endear you to whomever is fortunate enough to receive them.

I have made a living as an artist since 1980.  My mission has always been to create the best artwork I can on a daily basis regardless of the time and effort it takes to get that done.

During this long art career I have always wanted to find a marriage between my passion for creating artwork and the study of human evolution.  One day the entire concept came to me in a flash.  I saw the vision of the work I could create, from beginning to the end, in an instant.  This site, the  'Gallery of Skulls' is the result of that vision.

My name is Robert Schott and  I graduated from the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in Anthropology (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, Departmental Honors).  My main interest in Anthropology has always been with human evolution or Paleoanthropology.  Basically paleoanthropology is the study of early man through fossil remains and other means.

This is a self portrait .

Not really but it could have been if I was 800,000 years old and a skeleton.  This is actually a sketch of Homo heidelbergensis or Heidelberg Man.  Truthfully I have no idea why fossils intrigue me so much.  I just think the above sketch is beautiful.

Even though my work with fossil skulls is from a scientific perspective I like to think I bring a certain high degree of aesthetics to the subject.

I will refer you to the FAQ page for further information about the hand painted ceramic plates.  There is also a wealth of information (in laymen's terms) under the Human Evolution tab in the menu about each early man species I have illustrated.

I have created many types of artwork from paintings to sculpture, however, the majority of my work has centered on large Florida wading birds.  Here is sample of my paintings.

original artwork from Robert Schott

I have been fortunate in my art career to have won many awards for artistic excellence and enjoyed success with hundreds of private individuals collecting my work and dozens of Corporations adding my art to their collections.  

Corporate Collections: A Partial Listing

Allied Specialty Insurance, Raymond-James & Associates,
R.R. Simmons Construction, Florida Department of Law Enforcement,
Arthur Andersen & Company, First State Bank,
Nations Bank, Publix Super Market,
Jim Walter Corporation, Peoples Gas Systems,
HavaTampa, Inc., Arthur Rutenburg Homes,
Central Accounting and Tax, Seminole Electric Co-op,
FCCI Mutual Insurance, Fortune Federal Bank,
William R. Hough & Co., Lazy Day's RV Center,
Kane Furniture, U.S. Bank,
American Savings Bank, Bruce-Williams Homes,
Great Western Finance, Pick Kwik Food Stores,
Cox Lumber, AAA Automobile Club,
Crown & Co. C.P.A., Centerbanc,
Webb Builders, ABC Office Machines,
Baptie Studio, Hardwood Specialists,
JLM Industries, Inc., Pioneer Savings Bank,
Stevens Designer Homes, Frame Station & Gallery,
JMC Development Corporation, Bay Area Renal Stone Center,
The Huber Restorium, Novastar Gem,
Travelodge, Elegante',
Coastal Printing, Health Coalition, Inc.,
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Times Publishing Company,
Florida Aquarium, Great Bay Distributors, Inc.,
Bankers Insurance Group, Good Buy Sportwear, Inc.,
Sun Financial, Inc., Eva-Tone, Inc.,
Tampa Farm Service, Tangerine Development Co.,
M & N Cigar Manufacturing, Physicians Healthcare Plans,
St. Petersburg Kennel Club, Master Packaging, Inc.,
Sentry Alarm Systems, Bryan Alan Studio,
Thoroughbred Music, Inc., Sprint Staffing,
Hannah Bartoleita Homes, Butler Carpet Company,
Power Cerv Corporation, Gatsby Spas,
Southern Grocery, Westshore Glass,
ABC Fabrics of Tampa, Micro Mo Electronics,
Remelt Corporation, Zephyr Egg Comany,
Holly Hill Fruit Products, Compu-Link,
Southwestern Supplies, Creative Contractors,
Wilder Corporation, Sun Hydraulics,
Richard Properties, Gardner Asphalt,
Caspers Company, Precisionaire,
Oakly Groves, Golf Hosts,
Reilly Dairy & Food, Gulfwind Marine,
J.H. Williams Oil Company, Coastmarine,
Hooters, Visionworks,
TECO, The White House (D.C.),
Ben Hill Griffen, Inc., AmeriPath,
Peel, Schatzel & Wells, P.A., Kunkel, Miller & Hament,
Mutual Wholesale, Pepin Distributing,
Scott Paint, Shells,
Bama Sea Products, Sigma International,
Tampa Bay Fisheries, Shannon Hotel Group,
Fletcher Music Centers, Safety Equipment Company,
Wesco Turf, MTD Technologies,
Nu-Air Manufacturing, Vista Products,
Southern Apparel, Trident Shipworks,
Somerset Pharmaceuticals, Nestor Sales, Inc.,
Southeast Research Partner, Jesse Foods Company,
Hi Tech Electronic Sign Case Contracting,
Pacific Tomato Growers, Sykes Enterprises,
Ridge Pallets, Quality Petroleum,
Paradigm Communications, Alcoma Packing,
General Engines, Interior Design Services,
Aluminum Service, Inc., FKO Advertising,
H. Butler Footwear, Kimal Lumber,
Tampa Tank & Welding, Precision Panel Products,
Prime Marketing Group