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Robert McGinnis, American artist and illustrator

The member of the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame Robert McGinnis was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1926. He studied fine art at Ohio State University.
McGinnis apprenticed at Walt Disney Studios for some time.
In 1958, he started working for Dell Publishing drawing paperback covers for books.
McGinnis created illustrations of over 1200 paperback book covers, over 40 movie posters including a few James Bond films. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was his first film poster assignment.
McGinnis's attention to detail was such that when he was assigned to do the artwork for Arabesque he requested Sophia Loren's tiger stripe dress be sent for him for a model to wear so he could get the right appearance. (wikipedia.org)

"His lines were clean and sensual, his anatomical details lifelike.
It was the use of colour that sets him apart from other. The little details and the bright and breezy compositions were remarkable. His ability to illustrate and punctuate the drawing with highly coloured accessories is second to none. The atmosphere is always erotic and electric but never lewd.It is no wonder that Robert McGinnis has been one of the most sought after artists during the heyday of paperback and Magazine illustrators."

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