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Tuesday 11 April 2023

The Art of Robert McGinnis - Overview of book

Over the years, I’ve bought quite a few art books featuring a variety of artists and illustrators. This is a recent acquisition to add to that visual library – published by Titan Books in 2014, text by (appropriately) Art Scott. 

McGinnis has been around a long time, born in 1926, and has produced a remarkably varied body of work, whether featuring femmes fatales, heroic characters from history, stunning scenery, animals and transport, he is a master of all. 

Sumptuous illustrations, the majority in full colour, are featured in a number of sections: Seven decades of McGinnis book covers; the movies (posters etc); magazine illustrations (The Saturday Evening Post, Men’s magazines and National Geographic; McGinnis’s West; Gallery art, mostly nudes; and Landscapes.

There’s a four-page introduction, an interview covering another four pages, then each pictorial section is introduced briefly. 

If you appreciate good art, then this is a book for you.

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