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Professor, Art

Art Bldg, Room 207B
520-626-3183

MFA-Syracuse University

Christiana has illustrated more than twenty picture books for children and authored four for international publishers such as Farrar, Straus & Giroux; Harcourt Brace; Little, Brown; Henry Holt; and Scholastic. Reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, People Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, etc. Works have also been published in Children’s Book Illustration and Design: Volume II (PBC International, 1998) OMNI magazine, PRINT magazine, and HOW magazine, The Society of Illustration Annuals, Communication Arts, and American Illustration, Applied Arts, and Spectrum 11. Recent exhibitions include Human Topographies (a one-person exhibition at Reality Room in Washington DC, 1998); Children’s Book Illustration Today (Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, 1997); Original Art (Society of Illustrators, New York, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997); The Figure and Its Parts (Northern Arizona University Art Museum, 1996); Dream Weavers (an international invitational traveling exhibition, 1995); Children’s Book Illustrators of Arizona (Tohono Chul Gallery, Tucson, 1995). Invited by Steven Spielburg to illustrate a chapter of The Emperor’s New Clothes as retold by Jeff Goldblum for the Starbright Foundation (Harcourt Brace, 1998).

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For more than 60 years, McCall chronicled the history of aviation, science and space flight and shared his vision with the world. His 35-year relationship with NASA gave Americans a view of its presence in space in ways never before imagined.

In addition to being a visual historian for NASA, McCall served as a conceptual artist for the entertainment industry. He painted the poster art for Stanley Kubrick's classic, "2001: A Space Odyssey."

He has been an inspiration to generations of astronomers, engineers, and astronauts and a model for young artists, designers and illustrators.

In 2007, McCall made the founding donation of 200 original paintings and drawings to UAMA, which helped establish UAMA’s Archive of Visual Arts.

1. Robert T. McCall, Rendezvous (from The Apollo Story portfolio), 1973, Lithograph on paper, Gift of Dr. Byron C. Butler
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