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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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Source: Artist Profile: Dan dos Santos

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Alien Diplomacy

Dan dos Santos is one of the top illustrators in the fantasy and science fiction field.  You can see more of his work here.

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Source: Artist Profile: Howard V. Brown (1878 — 1945)

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Educated at the Chicago Art Institute, illustrator Howard V. Brown is considered, along with Leo Morey, Frank R. Paul, and H.W. Wesson, to be one of the big four science fiction illustrators of the 1930s.  Over the course of his long and prolific career, Brown did covers for such magazines as Scientific American, Astounding Stories, and Thrilling Wonders.  His work continues to inspire science fiction illustrators to this day.

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