Stewart Rouse was, for a period, a staff artist at Popular Science. The magazine bio (February 1946) described Rouse as a “lanky Lincolnesque character” of 6″ 4.5′ who attended the Chicago Art Institute.
Handy with metalwork tools as well as pen and ink, Rouse once built his own airplane.
Rouse was an artist of breathtaking ability–one who seemed destined to draw technical illustrations with heart from the very get-go in life.
Here is one of several gorgeous woodcut-like illustrations he produced for Pop Sci that recall Albrecht Durer: