Robert M. Cunningham

Born in Kansas, 1924. Attended University of Kansas, Kansas City Art Institute and Art Students League, studying with Kuniyoshi, Bosa and Corbino.

Illustrations have appeared in America's leading magazines. Work has been exhibited at Society of Illustrators, Art Directors Club, Communications Arts, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Graphis Annual, Art Direction (Creativity), "Century of American Illustration" Brooklyn Museum 1972, American Federation of Arts "Graphic Arts of the 20th Century" Smithsonian Institution 1967-1969, "200 Years of American Illustration" New York Historical Society Museum 1976-1977, and "Twenty Years of Award Winners" (Society of Illustrators) New York Historical Society Museum 1981 Two group shows 1990-1991 and a one-man show "Robert M. Cunningham Eleuthera Paintings and Drawings" October 1-26, 1991 Lusrtare Gallery, New York City. Two-man show "Eleuthera, Bahamas" May 1998, Randall Tuttle Fine Arts, Woodbury Connecticut.

Clients include: DuPont, General Electric, Mobil, Sports Illustrated, Alfa Romeo, At&T, IBM. American Express, American Airlines, Exxon, American Broadcasting Co., New York Racing Association, Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., Bankers Trust, Eastern Airlines, United States Government, Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Pan American Airlines, New York Times, National Broadcasting Co., New York Telephone, Alcoa, Panasonic, Chevrolet, Mead Paper, Monsanto, Continental Insurance, National Westminster Bank U.S.A., and Pew Charitable Trust.

Among other awards received: Gold Medals Society of Illustrators 1966-67, 1978 and 1980. Silver Medals 1983, 1985, 1987. Hamilton King Award 1983 and Hall of Fame 1998, Society of Illustrators. Mohawk Graphics Collection 1985.

Taught at Pratt Institute, 1975-1976
Member of Graphic Artists guild and Society of Illustrators.
Sole Designer of the 1980 Summer and Winter Olympic Stamps for the United States Postal Service.
Painting in the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art, 2003.




Front View, Eleuthera Bahamas
by Robert Cunningham
16 " x 28 " in.
Oil on Linen

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