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Robert McGinnis (born 1926) is an American artist and illustrator whose prolific, award-winning work spans more than six decades. In recognition of his outstanding illustrations, in 1993 he was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame. There he joined the likes of Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer, Robert Peak, Frederic Remington and Frank McCarthy.

Mr. McGinnis illustrated many magazine articles and more than 1200 paperback book covers, playing an important role 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.

He illustrated 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 illustrations depicted stars such as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Jane Fonda, Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch and James Coburn.