Happy Birthday Chesley!

Chesley Bonestell, "The Father of Space Art" was born on January 1st, 1888 in San Francisco. Today marks his 132nd birthday!

Here are other things that happened in 1888:
The Development of Film
Lick Observatory
- In 1888, Lick Observatory was founded on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, CA. In 1905, Chesley, then 17, visited Lick Observatory and viewed Saturn through their telescope, which inspired him to create his first work of space art. His painting of Saturn was unfortunately destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire of San Francisco.
The National Geographic Society is founded in 1888 in Washington, D.C. for "the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge." For their famous monthly magazine, Chesley would later provide artwork for one of their advertisers, Canadian Pacific Railway. This illustration, "The Canadian in the Bow River Valley" appeared in issues of the National Geographic magazine in 1955 and 1956.

A Free Birthday Celebration Gift for You!

In honor of Chesley's birthday, we would like to provide our loyal readers for the first time ever with a complimentary preview of one of our Bonus Features. This and many others will one day be available on a DVD/Blu-Ray release of our film. This exclusive opportunity is only available for the month of January, so act fast! 

Please click on the image below to see the Bonus Feature:
NASA's Project Manager Brian Day discusses the mystery of Chesley Bonestell's painting called "Martian Landscape."
Please write to us and let us know what you thought of our Bonus Feature by clicking the button below!
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Our best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy New Year!

-The Chesley Bonestell Team


San Francisco Public Library
Feb. 12, 2020
5:15 PM
San Francisco Public Main Library
100 Larkin St.

San Francisco, CA 94102
Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With The Future will screen at San Francisco's Public Main Library on February 12th, 2020. The screening will be part of their McComas Science Fiction Exhibit Series, which runs from February to April of 2020. There will also be a Q&A after the screening. This event is free and open to the public. More details will be made available on our website at a later date.
Please visit our website for the latest in news and screenings!
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