Robert Andrew Parker

Take a Trip to the United Kingdom

By MGHL Staff on September 25, 2014

After last week’s referendum, it turns out that the United Kingdom will indeed stay united … at least for the time being.  Take an illustrated trip with Modern Graphic History Library to jolly ol’ England and the rest of the UK. by Robert Andrew Parker, date unknown You will wan...

Visual Harmony : A Look At Classical Music Album Covers

By MGHL Staff on September 18, 2014

Back in August 1994, President Bill Clinton issued Proclamation 6716 stating the month of September to be Classical Music Month.  In celebration of this, Modern Graphic History Library looks at various illustrated album covers of classical recordings from the 1950s – 1970s. by Cliff Condak,...

Strike Up the Band for Robert Andrew Parker’s Birthday

By MGHL Staff on May 14, 2014

Robert Andrew Parker is 87 today.  Parker is an expressionist artist and illustrator whose art has appeared in magazines such as Fortune, Esquire, New York, New Yorker, and Sports Illustrated as well as on book covers and album covers.  He uses both watercolors and acrylics, and at one point afte...

Get Out Your Gardening Gloves

By MGHL Staff on April 23, 2014

April is National Lawn & Garden Month.  After the icy, cold winter we just had, it’s finally time to celebrate spring and get those gardens and lawns ready.  Find your gardening gloves, get out your lawn mowers, and let’s get started. by Neysa McMein, McCall’s, May 1934 You&...

Home for the Holidays

By MGHL Staff on November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving is fast approaching.  Are you having nightmares about not being ready? Cover by J.C. Leyendecker, November 24, 1917 Don’t worry…there’s plenty of time.  You still have one full day to bake all the pies and cakes that your dinner guests will devour. from Ladies Home ...

A Day at the Beach

By MGHL Staff on August 14, 2013

If you watched any of the specials on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, you probably didn’t feel like going near the water anytime soon.  But now that Shark Week is over, you can relax and enjoy a shark free day at the beach. llustration by C.H. Freeman, Ladies Home Journal, September 1...

MGHL Visits the Zoo

By MGHL Staff on July 16, 2013

Let’s enjoy this summer day with a trip to the zoo. The tigers are such majestic animals. Zoo Atlanta special event invitation, designed by Jack Unruh, 2000. The monkeys are always a fan favorite. Fiction illustration for Woman’s Home Companion by Al Parker, May 1935. We could go see ...

75 Years of Superman

By MGHL Staff on June 19, 2013

Look up at the screen… It’s a bird… Robert Andrew Parker illustration from children’s book To Fly by Wendie Old, 2002. It’s a plane… Robert Andrew Parker illustration, unknown date. No, it’s just a Superman blog. Miniseries Man of Steel #1 (of 6) that reb...

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from MGHL

By MGHL Staff on June 13, 2013

Don’t forget that this Sunday is Father’s Day.  If you are still looking for a gift to give your dad, why not go with a tried and true, traditional gift: a necktie! Al Parker fiction illustration for Girl With A Briefcase by Ruth Lyons for Good Housekeeping, September 1956. Solid colo...

Join MGHL on a Picnic

By MGHL Staff on June 5, 2013

You are all invited to come on a picnic with Modern Graphic History Library.  We’d better hurry up and go, before it starts to rain again. First, we will need proper hats. A Spring hat won’t do, and a Summer Hat is too dressy. Article from Ladies Home Journal, July 1911. A striped lin...