Robert Weaver

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...

Robert Weaver’s Spring Training Sketchbook

By MGHL Staff on May 9, 2012

Now that it’s baseball season, we wanted to share with you some of the most popular images from the Robert Weaver Collection: the spring training sketchbook. The work below was done on assignment for Sports Illustrated in 1962.  

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...

Drawing Lines: Robert Weaver’s Innovative Illustration

By MGHL Staff on June 1, 2011

Be sure to visit our latest exhibition featuring the work of Robert Weaver.  It opens next Wednesday, June 8th, in Olin Library, and will be on view through September.  Here is a description of the project: “In recording the literal image as it already appears in life, what line can you dra...

Robert Weaver’s Brief Lives

By MGHL Staff on February 4, 2011

“You can look at real things…and you can make art out of it.  There is drama in the most ordinary things if you just pay close attention.” – Robert Weaver, quote from 1985 Society of Illustrators President’s Dinner and Hall of Fame Presentation. Images from Brief Liv...

Social Awareness in American Pictorial Culture

By MGHL Staff on January 24, 2011

Robert Weaver (1924-1994) did not just create art, he used illustration as a form of journalism. Starting in the 1950’s, Weaver captured the human existence as raw as it is lived. Moving away from the clean and refined compositions by previous generations of illustrative journalism, Weaver ...