The Art of Robert E. McGinnis

Robert E McGinnis

An American artist and illustrator, McGinnis is best known for his movie poster and book cover illustration work, and has also produced work for magazines and newspapers. His posters include Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Diamonds Are Forever, Thunderball and several other Bonds. He currently illustrates Hard Case Crime covers. He is a member of the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame.

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Art Scott

Art Scott is a scholar and critic in the mystery field. He has been involved in the world of vintage paperback collecting for over forty years, with a particular interest in paperback cover art, and is an expert on the works of Robert McGinnis. He is the co-author of The Paperback Covers of Robert McGinnis.

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Painter Robert McGinnis has earned international renown as a master illustrator by creating poster art for such movies as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, James Bond films (seven of them), Barbarella (starring Jane Fonda), The Odd Couple, and Cotton Comes to Harlem. And he's a legendary book cover artist, having painted images for approximately 1,400 titles, from authors such as Lawrence Block, Erle Stanley Gardner (Perry Mason crime case series), Carter Brown, John D. MacDonald, Thornton Wilder, Johanna Lindsey (romance novels), and Stephen King (Joyland special edition). Also, McGinnis has created illustrations for major magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post and Good Housekeeping, as well as stunning gallery paintings of landscapes, Western scenes, and ladies.
Delving into private collections and personal archives, with many of the works shot from original paintings, The Art of Robert E. McGinnis opens the door to an unparalleled and illustrious career. One that continues to this day.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781781162170
  • Dimensions: 310 x 228 mm
  • Hardback: 176pp
  • Publication date: 5 December 2014
  • Illustration detail: Colour illustrations throughout
  • All authors:
    Robert E McGinnis , Art Scott

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