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Last NameBonestell    
Given NameChesley    
alt. NamesC. B. ;    
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Year born1888 in San Francisco, California    
Year died1986    
Place of deathCarnell, California    
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Educationstudied architecture at Columbia University in New York City; Dropping out in his third year, he worked as renderer & designer for several architects    
Country of ActivityUnited States of America    
Worked forWernher von Braun et al: space flight symposium in Collier's Weekly 1952 Conquest of the Moon (1953) ; Willy Ley: The Conquest of Space (1949) ;     
PatronageCalifornia Society of Etchers (now the California Society of Printmakers) in San Francisco; Collier's Weekly    
Collaboratorsillustrator Fred Freeman and illustrator Rolf Klep for Wernher von Braun: see www.mosafilm.de/CF/heftbesprechung/colliers/colliers.html ;    
Techniquesastronomicphysical painting and color printing; combination of clay models, photographic tricks & various painting techniques to render planets, moons    
Sample(s)www.novaspaceart.com/Prints/Limited%20Editions/Bonestell/Titan.html ;     
Archival sourceshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesley_Bonestell and links provided there; http://articles.latimes.com/1986-06-26/news/mn-21324_1_chesley-bonestell    
Published sourcesRon Miller & Frederick C. Durant III: Worlds Beyond. The Art of Ch. B. (1983) ; Melvin H.Schuetz: Chesley Bonestell Space Art Chronology (1999 and Suppl. 2003) ;    
otherAlong with the French astronomer and artist ->Lucien Rudaux, Ch. B. was dubbed the "Father of Modern Space Art"; cf. http://iaaa.org/gallery/rudaux/.    
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