Former Member of the National Space Society Board of Governors
You will find Robert McCalls views of space — past, present, and future
— spanning the entry hall of the Smithsonians 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),
in old movie posters
for 2001: A Space Odyssey, and in a two-decade-long series of postage
stamps depicting space themes. An art school graduate from Columbus,
Ohio, with a lifelong fascination of things that fly, McCall has illustrated
the reality and the dreams of the space age since it all began in the 1950s.
Famous for his large murals, Robert was the creator of the Tour of the Universe Mural at the Challenger Space Center in Peoria, Arizona. The mural is six-stories high, encircling the entire interior rotunda of the main floor of the building. Utilizing 27,000 square feet of canvas, this phenomenal piece of artistry took six months to complete and is believed to be the largest mural in Arizona.
In 2007, McCall donated more than 200 of his art works to the University of Arizona Museum of Art.