Robert McGinnis – (American, b. 1926) Fine-art painter and illustrator
Robert McGinnis was elected to the Society of illustrators Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer, Robert Peak, Frederic Remington and Frank McCarthy. He illustrated many magazine articlesand more than 1200 paperback book covers (detective novels, thrillers, gothic novels, murder mysteries, romance novels, Westerns), playing a role in the pulp fiction boom in the ’60s and ’70s. He illustratedmore than 40 movie posters (some of the James Bond films, Breakfast at Tiffany’s;The Odd Couple;Barbarell depicting stars such as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Audrey Hepburn,Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Jane Fonda, Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch and James Coburn.The artist also paints Old West scenes (one including John Wayne, which won an award), peaceful landscapes, and beautiful women.