Robert L. Dickey (1861-1944) was born in Marshall, Michigan. His creativity and artistic capabilities were noticeable from a young age. Dickey liked painting animals, especially horses. He started working at The Horse Review in 1894 as a cartoonist and writer. He had a newspaper cartoon series called “Mr. and Mrs. Bean.” He also drew dog cartoons for LIFE magazine. Dickey’s covers for The Saturday Evening Post featured dogs as well. He died in October of 1944.
Dickey created seven covers for The Saturday Evening Post.
Photo courtesy Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, Goshen, NY, accession number TM 507.02.