Born to immigrants from Czechoslovakia, Edward Iakob
Valigursky (who also used the name "William Rembach"
on occasion) began studying art after havin served in
WWII, and soon started selling illustrations to pulp
magazines to be used as covers.
Later he worked for NASA, illustrating their program
in spectacular form to excite the masses.
After quitting being a professional illustrator, he
shifted to produce fine art.