The most recent book about Robert’s career is The Art of Robert E. McGinnis (2014; Titan Books, www.titanbooks.com; and there is a Standard Edition and a Limited Edition). You can obtain a copy through a local bookstore or online. (The first two books on Robert’s career sold out. Those books are Tapestry: The Paintings of Robert E. McGinnis (2000) and The Paperback Covers of Robert McGinnis (2001).)
Robert is a world-renowned painter whose prolific, award-winning artwork spans more than six decades. In recognition of his excellent paintings, in 1993 he was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. (The Society of Illustrators is a New York City-based nonprofit educational organization dedicated to celebrating and educating people about the art of illustration; http://society illustrators.org.) In the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, Robert joined the likes of Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer, Robert Peak, Frederic Remington and Frank McCarthy.
Robert’s artwork has been viewed by billions of people around the world, but most of them probably did not know, when they saw one of his images, that it was Robert who created the artwork.
Robert created paintings for many magazine articles (The Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Guidepost Magazine, National Geographic). And he also created paintings for the covers of more than 1,200 paperback books, playing a significant part in the pulp fiction boom in the 1960s and 1970s. His work covers many genres and subjects, from detective novels to thrillers, Gothic novels, murder mysteries, romance novels and Old West novels.
Robert also painted the artwork for more than 40 movie posters (including the James Bond 007 films Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, and Live and Let Die; Breakfast at Tiffany’s; The Odd Couple; Barbarella; and more recently, The Incredibles). His movie poster scenes depict stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Jane Fonda, Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch and James Coburn.
Robert also creates gallery-quality paintings from his own imagination and depicting such favorite subjects as fashionable ladies, tranquil nature scenes, and Old West scenes (such as the one that depicted John Wayne’s character in a scene from the movie The Searchers; the name of that painting is “Ethan” — the name of Wayne’s character in the movie — and that image appears on the cover of the book “Tapestry: The Paintings of Robert E. McGinnnis”).
Robert is a very humble and unpretentious person, and he is very grateful to be able to do what he loves. He loves, and lives, to paint.