Robert McGinnis

Latest Addition:   December 1999 (maybe the final McGinnis GUIDEPOSTS illustration?) — it’s at the bottom of this webpage!

Robert McGinnis / GUIDEPOSTS Art

Robert McGinnis is widely known for his murder mystery/thriller pocketbook covers, but he has also done around 100 illustrations for GUIDEPOSTS magazine — seeing that I could not find a webpage that already posted these paintings (except for the few that are on Mr. McGinnis’ own webpage), I thought I would post several of them here.

About 15 GUIDEPOSTS paintings were printed in the 2 McGinnis art books — but this webpage features lots more of them!

Number of Paintings:  *85*!

Robert McGinnis did art for GUIDEPOSTS from 1957 until 1999.

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December 1965

The earliest one I’ve located  — but it is unsigned & un-credited…. McGinnis?

December 1966

February 1969

August 1969

April 1971

Two illustrations / Both unsigned & un-credited…. McGinnis?

August 1971

Unsigned & un-credited…. McGinnis?

November 1971

Unsigned & un-credited…. McGinnis?

January 1972

Unsigned & un-credited…. McGinnis?

February 1972

Unsigned & un-credited…. McGinnis?

April 1972

Unsigned & un-credited…. McGinnis?

June 1972

October 1972

January 1973

July 1973

September 1973

August 1974

May 1975

August 1975

November 1975

December 1975

July 1976

June 1986

(The dates are in no particular order from here on…)

January 1983

July 1984

December 1984

December 1995

February 1986

September 1992

November 1979

March 1980

December 1990

February 1995

June 1994

April 1993

July 1983

February 1987

July 1998

March 1978

June 1997

February 1992

February 1977

September 1977

August 1998

“There’s one that is probably the best painting I ever made… It’s a bunch of cats in a barn… I stand in front of it, and I can’t believe I did it.  I can always find fault, and failure, and something wrong with my paintings.  I look at that and I can’t find one stroke wrong anywhere to improve it or change it.  It’s as close to Andrew Wyeth as I’ll ever get.”  -The Art of ROBERT McGINNIS, page 130.

December 1998

March 1981

November 1988

June 1991

Mr. McGinnis makes a rare appearance in this painting as a man looking at his watch…

June 1985

September 1996

October 1981

April 1982

February 1989

January 1977 –(a reprint of Dec 1966)

July 1993

March 1994

November 1995

May 1988

January 1990

January 1988

July 1981 _&_ reprinted April 1998

July 1987

August 1989

December 1987

January 1987

Unsigned & un-credited…. McGinnis?

February 1996

March 1997

Issue Unknown

June 1996

A re-doing of the above figure:

June 1995

December 1994

…and it was a Guideposts Christmas Card

1997 / Bob’s Father

February 1997

May 1992

Two from 1998

May 1977

April 1979

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October 1990

The Last McGinnis???

December 1999

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MORE TO COME — if I can find them!