Robert McCall, NASA Artist (1919-2010)

McCall's mural at NASA Langley Research center.

Space artist Robert McCall died February 26 of a heart attack in Scottsdale. He was 90.

An appreciation posted by the National Space Society (where McCall served on the Board of Governors) recalls numerous examples of his iconic artwork:

One can see the influence Robert McCall had by going to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, where his vast mural depicting man’s conquest of the Moon covers an entire wall on the Museum’s main floor, as well as in old movie posters for 2001: A Space Odyssey, and in a two-decade-long series of postage stamps depicting space themes.