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Don Dixon

Don Dixon

Astronomical Artist

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Don Dixon began his artistic career creating animation to illustrate NASA's early missions to the planets. He has been a guest of NASA at several space exploration "firsts", such as the Viking 1 landing on Mars and the Pioneer 11 flyby of Saturn, for which he designed the mission logo.He is a Fellow and founding member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA). Honored by NASA and the New York Society of Illustrators, his artwork has been featured on the covers of Scientific American, Astronomy, Sky and Telescope, Bild der Wissenschaft, and dozens of books. His painting Red Mars, cover art for the first novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's award winning trilogy, rode the Phoenix spacecraft to a successful landing in the arctic region of the Red Planet in 2008 as part of the Planetary Society's digital 'Martian Library.'He has been Artist Guest of Honor at several science fiction conventions and has exhibited in Oslo, Berlin, and New York.

You can seen more of Don's art at cosmographica.com

 

Red Mars Cover Painting by Don Dixon

 

Caesareum Temple Ancient Alexandria by Don Dixon

 

Andi's Oak by Don Dixon

 

Galaxies Collide Over Terraformed Titan by Don Dixon

 

Sunrise on Titan by Don Dixon

 

Heart of the Quasar by Don Dixon

 

Jupiter Seen From Europa by Don Dixon

 

Mars Colony by Don Dixon

 

Galaxy Rising by Don Dixon

 

Quasar-B by Don Dixon

 

Apollo 11 by Don Dixon

 

Black Hole by Don Dixon

 

Far Future Earth by Don Dixon

 

Hypernova by Don Dixon

 

Mira by Don Dixon

 

The Late Heavy Bombardment by Don Dixon

 

Solar Flare by Don Dixon

 

Apollo 17 Carrying The Fire by Don Dixon

 

Moonrise 4 Billion BCE by Don Dixon

 

Quasar by Don Dixon

 

Planet Formation by Don Dixon

 

Cool Early Earth by Don Dixon

 

Starship Departing from Lunar Orbit by Don Dixon

 

Red Dwarf Sun by Don Dixon

 

Nine Princes in Amber by Don Dixon