"The nearest thing to an artist-in-residence from outer space." That's how Isaac Asimov once described Robert T. McCall, the renowned illustrator, conceptual artist, space-scene painter, official NASA artist, and creator of legendary movie posters including 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The third piece of our series featuring the most famous aerospace artists, beginning with Attila Héjja and Paul Fjeld, is dedicated to probably the famous space artist: Bob McCall. His work can be found on U.S. postage stamps NASA mission patches. He created concept art for several NASA programs and illustrations for magazines depicting man's conquest in space. His murals can be found on the walls of the National Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, The Pentagon, Epcot, and Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
But, in the unlikely case you missed the oeuvre of his prolific career, there's one artwork you've definitely seen: McCall painted the iconic movie posters for Stanley Kubrick's 1968 science fiction classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. He passed away five years ago, on Feb. 26, 2010 at the age of 90.
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