• • The Artist Who Helped Invent Space Travel
Ron Miller, io9 The Fountainhead movie | In 1938, [Chesley] Bonestell began a new career in Hollywood as a special effects matte painter. The first film he worked on was Orson Welles's Citizen Kane. All the views of turn-of-the-century New York and of Charles Foster Kane's mansion, Xanadu, are Bonestell's artwork. In The Fountainhead, Bonestell in a sense was Howard Roark: all of the buildings created by Ayn Rand's superheroic architect are by Bonestell. He eventually became Hollywood's highest-paid matte artist.