Robert McCall - legendary space artist Robert McCall passed away earlier this year. Gavin Rothery’s blog has a great collection of his work as a tribute to the artist. McCall created hundreds of illustrations for both NASA and various scifi projects, and his work was strongly influenced by the enthusiastic atmosphere of the Apollo moon landings.
McCall was an illustrator for Life magazine in the 1960s, created promotional artwork for Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey and Richard Fleischer’s production Tora! Tora! Tora! and worked as an artist for NASA, documenting the history of the Space Race. McCall was also production illustrator on Star Trek: The Motion Picture. (Commander William Riker expressed admiration for the work of “Bob McCall” in one episode of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation).
McCall’s work can be found on U.S. postage stamps, NASA mission patches, and his murals grace the walls of the National Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, The Pentagon, Epcot, and Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.