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Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services


Robert T. McCall

Apollo and Soyuz After Docking and Earth (1975)

Highly acclaimed as a space artist, Robert T. McCall is celebrated for his visionary masterpieces. His World War II service in the Army Air Corps inspired a lifelong interest in aerospace subjects. Among the first artists to be invited into NASA’s fine arts program, he has documented such historical events as the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. His multi-story murals in the National Air and Space Museum and his paintings for such films as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Trek: The Motion Picture are regarded as icons of the genre. Two of the 21 U.S. postage stamps he designed were cancelled on the moon before a worldwide audience.

 

 

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