As a world-renowned illustrator whose prolific, award-winning work spans more than six decades, Robert McGinnis is best known for his astonishing career as a paperback cover artist. His first covers appeared in 1958, and since then he has painted over one thousand of them, for all the major publishers in all genres. He is most renowned for his portraits of women. The elegant, sexy and intelligent McGinnis Woman is as distinctive and recognizable as was the Gibson Girl in the early 1900’s. McGinnis was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1993.