2/26/2016

Robert Maguire

Robert A. Maguire (1921 – 2005) - American illustrator and fine artist.

Robert Maguire - How Like a God, paperback cover, 1961
How Like a God, paperback cover, 1961


Known primarily for his crime noir paperback cover art, he has produced artwork for over 600 covers since 1950 for such publishers as Pocket, Dell, Ace, Harper, Avon, Silhouette, Ballantine, Pyramid, Bantam, Lion, Berkeley, Beacon and Monarch. Maguire is a Member Emeritus of The Society of Illustrators.

One of his most famous book covers is 'Black Opium', which is considered by many crime noir paperback collectors to be the definitive crime noir paperback cover of the genre.He also designed art covers for video games and for music cds

Robert Maguire - Night Nurse, paperback cover, 1960
Night Nurse, paperback cover, 1960

Robert Maguire - By Line, Mona Knox, paperback cover
By Line, Mona Knox, paperback cover

Robert Maguire - Death to the Mafia Cover
Death to the Mafia Cover

Robert Maguire - The Joy Zone, paperback cover, 1966
The Joy Zone, paperback cover, 1966

Robert Maguire - The Witnesses, paperback cover, 1957
The Witnesses, paperback cover, 1957

Robert Maguire - Vertigo, paperback cover, 1958
Vertigo, paperback cover, 1958

Robert Maguire - The Hot Canary, paperback cover, 1963
The Hot Canary, paperback cover, 1963

Robert Maguire - Black Opium, paperback cover
Black Opium, paperback cover

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