Robert McGinnis is an American painter and illustrator. The member of the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame Robert McGinnis was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1926. He studied fine art at Ohio State University. McGinnis apprenticed at Walt Disney Studios for some time. In 1958, he started working for Dell Publishing drawing paperback covers for books.
McGinnis created illustrations of over 1200 paperback book covers, over 40 movie posters including a few James Bond films. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” was his first film poster assignment. McGinnis is the subject of a documentary film, Robert McGinnis: Painting the Last Rose of Summer, by Paul Jilbert.