Robert Hunt (illustrator)
|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (June 2010)|
Robert Hunt received a BFA degree in Art History from the University of California and an MFA degree in Illustration from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. As described by Walt Reed in the 2003 edition of The Illustrator in America, "His work reflects this classical training, but with a contemporary take."
Publishing clients include Bantam Books, Dell Publishing, Dial Books, Doubleday, Harper Collins, Penguin Putnam, Pleasant Co., Random House, Reader's Digest, Simon and Schuster, Thomas Nelson, the Wall Street Journal, and many others. His work has appeared on the covers of books by many leading authors including John le Carré, Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen King and S.E. Hinton.
He has created illustrations for a wide variety of projects including the DreamWorks logo and motion logos, annual reports for Williams Sonoma and British Petroleum, and documented the reconstruction of the San Francisco Bay Bridge following the Loma Prieta earthquake, and traveled as an artist with the Tour de France. Other corporate clients include The American Red Cross, AT&T, Bank of America, CBS Records, Chevron, Disney, Federal Express, Fetzer Vineyards, Levi Strauss, Lucasfilm, MGM, Paramount, Pendelton Woolen Mills, and Universal Studios.
His work has received numerous awards and has appeared regularly in the New York Society of Illustrator's Annual exhibits at the Museum of American Illustration, as well as the Communication Arts, Graphis and Print Design and Illustration Annuals. A large exhibition of his work was held in 1996 at the Museum of American Illustration in New York.
Robert Hunt is a member of the N.Y. Society of Illustrators and is a member and past president of the San Francisco Society of Illustrators. He lives and works in San Anselmo, California, with his wife and two children.