Obituary: Robert McCall

Artist Robert McCall (b.1919) died on February 26. McCall learned he was colorblind when trying to become a pilot in World War II. FOllowing the war, he worked as an illustrator for Bielefelt Studios and Charles Cooper Studios. Long an avid fan of aviation, in the 1960s, he worked for NASA to help create illustrations for NASA and in 1967 he began working on the promotional art for Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: a space odyssey. Other science fiction film posters he created include Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Meteor, and The Black Hole.

  1. Cheryl Marks — March 3, 2010 @ 10:18 am

    Robert and Louise were wonderful friends to the education of children in Arizona. They would volunteer their time to speak to children and teachers about their artwork. They often came to Indian Bend Elementary School to present slideshows of their work.They graciously gave their art prints to the school. They were a dynamic duo in their slide presentations to teacher groups explaining their art adventures. Mr. McCall will be greatly missed. They added so much to our educational world.
    Cheryl Marks