Gorgeous original painting of the lunar surface by space artist Don Davis entitled “The Lunar South Pole,” accomplished in acrylic on 17 x 14.25 artist board, which is signed in the lower left corner, “Don Davis, 2/29/88.” This photorealistic painting offers a brilliant view of the glowing terrain of the moon from about 90 km altitude, with the cratered and undulating surface plashed with sunlight in the foreground, and the Earth hanging brightly against a dark and star-speckled space. Archivally matted and framed to an overall size of 27 x 24.5. In fine condition.
Don Davis (born 1952) is a space artist known for his portrayals of space-related subjects characterized by their authentic portrayals and attention to detail. He worked for the U. S. Geological Survey's branch of Astrogeologic Studies during the Apollo Lunar expeditions and has since painted many images for NASA. His work for the PBS series Cosmos by Carl Sagan earned him an Emmy Award, the asteroid 13330 Dondavis is named after him, and, in 2000, he was elected a Fellow in the International Association of Astronomical Artists.