Robert Weaver

Research at MGHL

By Andrea Degener on March 1, 2016

The materials at the Modern Graphic History Library serve a diverse research interest. Since the start of 2016, MGHL has already a number of distinct research requests. Materials have been pulled from numerous collections, some of which include the Al Parker, Chwast, Firecracker Press, Robert And...

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,...

Behind the Scenes at CBS with Robert Weaver

By MGHL Staff on July 2, 2014

This weekend would have been expressionistic artist Robert Weaver‘s 90th birthday.  In honor of this occasion, Modern Graphic History Library presents sketches which Weaver drew 55 years ago for the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). CBS Television Network released annual promotional calen...

Off to the Races

By MGHL Staff on June 5, 2014

This weekend marks the 146th Belmont Stakes and another chance at a Triple Crown winning horse.  To mark the occasion, Modern Graphic History Library looks at horse racing in illustration. race at Belmont Park, by Robert Weaver, New York Magazine, June 8, 1968 First stop … Belmont Park, the...

Hitting a Home Run with Baseball Illustrations

By MGHL Staff on April 2, 2014

Baseball season has begun! In celebration of this, Modern Graphic History Library would like to present its rendition of the classic baseball song we all know and sing during the seventh inning stretch.  (Please note, since MGHL is located at Washington University in St. Louis … there might...

A Look Back at JFK

By MGHL Staff on November 22, 2013

Fifty years ago today, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.  Modern Graphic History Library takes a look at how JFK has been represented through illustration. by Robert Weaver, in April 1959 Esquire Kennedy was a popular person for magazines to illustrate.  During his political career, mag...

Go Back to School with Two New Exhibits from MGHL

By MGHL Staff on August 21, 2013

It’s time to head back to school.  Let Modern Graphic History Library help you focus your attention back again on school life and school work with two new exhibits. Illustration by Jessie Wilcox Smith for Good Housekeeping, September 1924. At MGHL’s space at West Campus, there is an e...

Happy Birthday Robert Weaver

By MGHL Staff on July 5, 2013

Robert Weaver would have been 89 today.  Born in Pittsburgh, he lived until the age of 70, and was a pioneer in transforming illustration from the realistic to the expressive and abstract. Undated Robert Weaver “3-D” artwork Up until Weaver’s time, the typical illustration metho...

MGHL’s Gangster Line-Up

By MGHL Staff on June 26, 2013

Lately, there have been a lot of gangsters popping up in the news. Illustration by Cliff Condak, unknown date. In Boston, there’s the trial of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger while in suburban Detroit, the FBI used a mobster’s tip to justify digging up a field, in a continuing searc...

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...