Artist:Alan Bean Title:Hello Universe Edition:: S/N Limited Edition Print 550 (countersigned by: Eugene A. Cernan Capt, USN and Edgar D. Mitchel Capt, USN Image size: 29" x 16" About the Artist: Alan Bean—Apollo XII astronaut, commander of Skylab II and artist—was born in
1932 in Wheeler, Texas. In 1950 he was selected for an NROTC scholarship at the
University of Texas at Austin. In 1955, he was commissioned an ensign in the
United States Navy. Holder of eleven world records in space and astronautics, as well as numerous
national and international honors, Alan Bean has had a most distinguished
peacetime career. His awards include two NASA Distinguished Service Medals, the
Yuri Gagarin Gold Medal and the Robert J. Collier Trophy. As part of the Apollo
XII crew, he became the fourth of only twelve men ever to walk on the Moon. As
the spacecraft commander of Skylab Mission II, he set a world record:
24,400,000 miles traveled during the 59-day flight. He has also launched
himself successfully into a new career as an artist. When he wasn’t flying, Bean always enjoyed painting as a hobby. Attending night
classes at St. Mary’s College in Maryland in 1962, Alan experimented with
landscapes. During training and between missions as a test pilot and astronaut,
he continued private art lessons. On space voyages, his artist’s eye and
talent enabled him to document impressions of the Moon and space to be
preserved later on canvas. His art reflects the attention to detail of the
aeronautical engineer, the respect for the unknown of the astronaut and the
unabashed appreciation of a skilled painter. The space program has seen unprecedented achievements and Bean realized that
most of those who participated actively in this adventure would be gone in
forty years. He knew that if any credible artistic impressions were to remain
for future generations, he must paint them now. “My decision to resign from
NASA in 1981 was based on the fact that I am fortunate enough to have seen
sights no other artist ever has,” Bean said, “and I hope to communicate these
experiences through art.” Description: All Prints are sale priced everyday! Professionally Frame any print from our dealer gallery for an additional $199 and receive free shipping!
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