RIP Robert McCall

Robert McCall, one of the most masterful space artist of all time, has passed away at the age of 90. McCall is best known for his paintings envisioning NASA’s future in spaceflight along with paintings documenting NASA’s accomplishments. You may also recall that he did the poster art for Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Here is his online gallery.

Dream - oil painting by Robert McCall (click to enlarge)

You can read article over at Motherboard.tv about his death.

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3 Responses to RIP Robert McCall

  1. Ron Rutherford says:

    As an associate member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, I was really looking forward to meeting McCall at our Forum last year in Savana, Ga. Unfortunately,his wife was suffering from ill health and so he was unable to attend. I had not been able to attend the year before in Seattle where he gave several talks to the group. Bob was one of the founders of the ASAA group, along with Keith Farris, Walt Jefferies and several other notable aviation and space artists. Walt Jefferies designed the original Enterprise – thus the Jefferies Tubes onboard. I have only been a member since 2003 and have only been to four of the Forums but I can tell you that all of the founders were very accessible and helpful to us novice artists. I was planning on attending the 2010 Forum in San Diego this year hoping once again to meet Bob, but in art and in life, some things are not meant to be. He will be missed by his fellow artists, friends, family, and those of us who aspire to be like him. Sail on Bob!

    As we say in our group – Robert McCall, Gone West.

    Ron Rutherford

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  3. Debra says:

    He did the mural at Horizons, right? My favorite DisneyWorld ride, now long gone. I have a puzzle of the mural as part of my Horizons collection.

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