Saturday, November 12, 2005
Robert Jones (1926- )
According to Walt Reed's "Illustrator in America" Jones was born in LA and began "drawing animation" for Disney while still in highschool. He then spent time in the military before taking two years at USC and two and half more years at Art Center School in LA.
He was still focused on humourous illustration when he joined the Charles E. Cooper studios in New York and his early assignments for The Saturday Evening Post reflected that strength, but gradually his range expanded and he began illustrating in a variety of styles for many national publications.
TI list member David Roach wondered if this was the same Robert Jones who regularly contributed to Mad magazine for many years up to and including the 1970s. With the help of list member Neil Shapiro, who has interviewed Jones, it was determined that this was indeed the same artist.