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Classic Covers: Robert Robinson

Published: April 23, 2012

“Men Arguing About Teddy Roosevelt”


from May 4, 1912


from May 4, 1912

We don’t know much about artist Robert Robinson (1886-1952) and even less about the white-bearded models who posed for at least 15 of the illustrator’s 38 Saturday Evening Post covers. The delightful old geezers argued politics, drove like demons and tried to understand new-fangled things like biplanes and modern art. Enjoy!

“Elderly Couple in Automobile”

from January 11, 1913


from January 11, 1913

“Watching Airplanes With Binoculars”


from July 15, 1914


from July 15, 1914

“Cubist Painting”

from June 27, 1914


from June 27, 1914

“Subzero”

from January 31, 1914


from January 31, 1914

“Cool Drink”

from July 20, 1912


from July 20, 1912

Reprints of these and many other Saturday Evening Post covers are available at Art.com.

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  • jean pathroff

    HI,I HAVE A LARGE OIL PAINTING SIGNED BY ROBT. ROBINSON 09.THERE IS A HUNTER HOLDING A GUN AND DEAD RABBITS.THERE IS A DOG BY HIS SIDE.THE HUNTER IS SMOKEING A PIPE TOO.THERE IS A LARGE CIRCLE BEHIND HIM WITH A WATER SCEAN INSIDE IT.ITS PAINTED IN FALL COLORS.I WOUL LIKE TO KNOW IF IT WAS USED FOR YOUR MAGAZINE COVER?THANK YOU!