David A. Hardy is the British master of space art. One of its longest practitioners, he has been illustrating space scenes since the 50s.
He has done work for stage, screen and film in both Europe and the U.S. He has contributed art for many pictorial books with British astronomer Patrick Moore, as well as written and illustrated his own books like Visions of Space and The Fires Within. His science fiction work is frequently on the cover of Analog magazine.
His work is owned and praised by Arthur C. Clarke, and was a favorite of the late Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan. He currently serves a Vice President of the IAAA, the space artists guild.