Bold & Artful

Art Scene

In the early days of Sports Illustrated, when it was home to great sports writers, photographers and illustrators, its art director — the late Harvey Grut — commissioned an eight-page spread of Canada geese hunters from Robert M. Cunningham, an up-and-coming painter and illustrator. And so began a career that made Cunningham’s work famous in other magazines, on arts posters and on a series of U.S. postage stamps celebrating the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY. In 1998 he earned a place in the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame.

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