Through the Shattered Lens

SmithMalcolm H. Smith is considered to be one of the founders of Science Fiction Art.  Originally born in Tennessee, Malcolm was a state archery champion in high school.  After graduating, he moved to Illinois where he studied art at both the American Academy of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.  As a freelance illustrator, his work appeared in a variety of pulp magazines but he became best known for his work in the science fiction field.  In 1959, he moved to Huntsville, Alabama where he worked as a staff artist for NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Center, where he worked with engineers to help make science fantasy into reality.

A sampling of his work can be found below.

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