Noted watercolor artist (born 1922), whose work appeared in a diverse collection of major American magazines including Life and Smithsonian. He was later commssioned by NASA to paint scenes from the shuttle program and his works hang in the National Air and Space Museum. Original watercolor painting by Shilstone, 23 x 16.75, painted on location in Florida showing the Space Shuttle Columbia on the launch pad, signed in the lower right, “Arthur Shilstone, Cape Canaveral. Fla., April 1981.” Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 29 x 22.75. In very fine condition. A beautiful image of NASA’s first reusable orbiter. Shilstone was commissioned by NASA for a total of seven assignments of the space shuttles as well as the pictorial coverage of blast-offs and landings. RR Auction COA.
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