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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

 
 

Fire Sanctuary

 
 

Early Earth -Detail

 
 

Exploring Mars Nanedi Valles

 
 

Saturn from Iapetus

 
 

Rhiannon

 
 

Foundation Trilogy

 
 

Lord of the Rings

 
 

Cosmic Evolution

 
 

Monte Carlo Meteor

 
 

Autumn Glade

 
 

Cosmic Inflation

 
 

Red Giant Sun

 
 

The Cat's Eye Nebula

 
 

Lonely Universe

 
 

Cosmic Dark Ages

 
 

Beneath Saturn's Rings

 
 

Saturn Glory

 
 

Quantum Cosmos

 
 

Cosmic Brane

 
 

Ice World

 
 

Huygens Probe Lands on Titan

 
 

Across the Sea of Suns

 
 

Early Earth