03 January 2012

Robert McGinnis art

No other pop illustrator captures beautiful women the way Robert McGinnis does. Not Frazetta, not Vallejo. McGinnis art has graced over 1200 paperback book covers and over 40 movie posters, many of them iconic such as the Barbarella and James Bond posters.

He was born in 1926 in Cincinnati and worked for Disney for a short time before joining the Merchant Marine. In 1958 he began doing covers for Dell paperbacks.He also illustrated for magazines such as  Ladies' Home Journal, Women's Home Companion, Good Housekeeping, TIME, Argosy, Guideposts, and The Saturday Evening Post.

 McGinnis created the famous James Bond stance with Bond holding a .22 marksman's pistol . He co-painted, with Frank McCarthy, a number of dramatic scenes for Thunderball, then You Only Live Twice. Diamonds Are Forever, Live And Let Die, and The Man With The Golden Gun were poster illos he did solo.

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