Since 1970, Joseph Drapell has been developing a grand new style of painting with the ambition to measure up to the high stakes of the past and to reflect our present:

our civilization has opened up the Cosmos and has created vaccines, jet travel, the internet, and modern art we can be proud of.

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Applying the same ingenuity to amateur astronomy, Joseph Drapell has produced an innovative high-end refractor for astronomical or terrestrial viewing.

Travel Star is a portable, wide field, eight-inch Refractor for travel and Binoviewing without Barlow lenses.

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“...a telescope shows us the past—how galaxies appeared millions of years ago,
while great art shows us the future—it will be in the museums of tomorrow.”

Drapell in conversation

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