Friday, July 13, 2012

The Paperback Covers of Robert McGinnis

Compiled by Art Scott and Dr. Wallace Maynard

Robert McGinnis in one of the most admired, influential, and prolific illustrators working today, best known for his astonishing career as a paperback cover artist.His first covers appeared in 1958, and since then he has painted over one thousand of them, for all the major publishers in all genres. He is most renowned for his portraits of women. The elegant, sexy, and intelligent McGinnis Woman is as distinctive and recognizable as was the Gibson Girl in the e4arly 1900's. McGinnis was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1993. McGinnis's paperback work in avidly sought after by collectors. However, collecting McGinnis covers has been a huge challenge, not only because of the unprecedented volume of his work, but because he was often uncredited, he worked in a wide variety of styles, and many illustrators imitated him.

Printing History
Compiled by Art Scott and Dr. Wallace Maynard
Forward by Richard S. Prather

A Paul Langmuir Book
Pond Press
ISBN 9666776-4
Second Edition 
March 2002

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