Don Dixon







Don Dixon

Don Dixon

Astronomical Artist


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


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