Illustrator Spotlight: Robert O. Reid

As part of our recurring feature highlighting lesser-known illustrators, this week we’re showcasing Robert O. Reid. Although best known for his illustrations for Collier’s during the 1930’s and 40’s, Reid also did advertising work for companies such as Oldsmobile and Pabst Blue Ribbon.  Humorous situations and cartoonishly-drawn beautiful women are hallmarks of his work, as evident in the selection below. Several tearsheets of his art are in the Charles Craver Collection, and you can find more information about Reid and what we have available by looking at the finding aid.

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About the author

Andrea Degener is the Visual Materials Processing Archivist in the department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries.