Robert Andrew Parker

Go to the Circus With Robert Andrew Parker

By MGHL Staff on May 14, 2013

Robert Andrew Parker turns 86 today!  To celebrate his birthday, Modern Graphic History Library is going to the circus. Circus of the Wolves, p. 8. Many of Parker’s circus-themed illustrations can be found in the 1994 children’s book, Circus of the Wolves by Jack Bushnell.  ParkerR...

Four Views: Trees

By MGHL Staff on April 24, 2013

In celebration of National Arbor Day this week, Modern Graphic History Library presents four different ways that illustrators have used trees in their work. In each of these examples, the artists have used the trunk and branches of the tree to frame their subjects and draw the viewer’s eye ...

MGHL’s Exhibit Thrill Seekers at Olin Library

By MGHL Staff on October 4, 2012

MGHL’s exhibit Thrill Seekers: The Rise of Men’s Magazines opens today at Washington University’s Olin Library. The exhibit charts the growth of men’s magazines from the 1940s to the 1960s, and highlights original artwork, tear sheets, and whole issues of Esquire, Playboy,...

Race, Ethnicity, & Identity at the Modern Graphic History Library

By MGHL Staff on August 29, 2012

We’ve created a new research guide for anyone interested in researching race and ethnicity in the Modern Graphic History Library’s collections. It provides an overview of what kind of materials and images we have and how to find them, relevant digital image collections, and recommende...

Illustrated Letters in the MGHL Collections

By MGHL Staff on June 7, 2012

Sometimes words aren’t always enough: This week we’re featuring a handful of illustrated letters from the MGHL collections. Playful, affectionate, and humorous, the letters reveal not only something about the writer/artist, but also the relationship between him/her and the recipient. ...

Happy Birthday, Robert Andrew Parker!

By MGHL Staff on May 14, 2012

Happy birthday to Robert Andrew Parker, who turns 85 today. Since the 1950’s, Parker’s work has appeared in numerous books, magazines such as The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated, and museums and fine art galleries across the country. Many of his original watercolor illustrations for...

Four Views of Music

By MGHL Staff on May 2, 2012

Because it’s been a little while since the last Four Views post, we thought it was time to do another. While “music” may seem a difficult thing to represent, our collections are so full of images related to the subject that it was difficult to only choose four. A few favorites a...

Four Views of Winter

By MGHL Staff on January 20, 2012

One of the benefits of the MGHL having such a diverse collection is seeing the different ways  illustrators portray a particular subject. With that in mind, today we’re highlighting a few winter scenes by Robert Andrew Parker, Al Parker, Jack Unruh, and Robert Weaver. Links to the finding a...

Franz Kafka: Dreams, Diaries and Fragments, etchings by Robert Andrew Parker

By MGHL Staff on April 4, 2011

Robert Andrew Parker has illustrated children’s books and magazines, has created opera/theatre sets and published numerous illustrated books.  Distributed as a limited printing, his series of twelve etchings depicting excerpts from various Franz Kafka writings is a rare treasure to discover...