A selection of vintage Space Art by John Polgreen an American artist most prolific in the 50’s – a style akin to the work of Chesley Bonestell – difficult to believe these beautifully rendered forward thinking scenes are 50 or more years old. Perhaps then a shame that these depicted visions (simultaneous moon landings) haven’t quite come true yet.
Alas there’s not a raft of information on John Polgreen, best place to start is with Flickr User’s Curly-Wurly and Nick Derington who have both posted galleries set’s featuring more of his work.
Top: Astronauts surveying a Lunar Landscape via Nick Derington
2nd Top: Blast off from the Lunar Surface via Nick Derington
Bottom: A slightly different style (more painterly) via The Weird World of Winchell Chung / http://www.projectrho.com/ << now that’s a proper Sci-fi Blog to behold! some fantastially in depth stuff there – excellent resource.
Anyone with any more detailed info on John Polgreen, please post a comment.