Don Dixon (artist)
Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, Dixon has created cover art for Scientific American, Sky and Telescope, Omni, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Astronomy Magazine, and many other publications. Dixon's paintings have been used to illustrate the covers of several science fiction books, such as the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson and the Galactic Center Saga by Gregory Benford. He directed and co-wrote the immersive animated film Centered in the Universe, which premiered in 2006 at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium at Griffith Observatory, where he has served as Art Director since 1991. He is a founding member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA) and was elected a Fellow of that organization in 2000. He lives in Long Beach, California.
- "NASA Does it Better:Space Artists Face Reality" by Jia-Rui Chong, Los Angeles Times, June 18, 2006
- "Visions of Space" David A. Hardy Paper Tiger 1989
- "Space Art" Ron Miller Starlog Magazine
- "Universe" Don Dixon Houghton Mifflin 1981