Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Robert Meyers (1919-1970)
Another often overlooked but extremely talented illustrator is Robert Meyers. A regular contributor to The Saturday Evening Post and many other national magazines, Meyers had a one man show at the Society of Illustrators in '55 and '56. But his dissatisfaction with his career as a commercial artist is evident from his statement, "There must be more to life than just being a paint brush."
In spite of such feelings, Meyers' great talent and professionalism is evident in everything I've ever seen by the artist, including this excellent interpretation of water from a July 1954 issue of the Post.
You'll find a few more examples of Meyers' work in my Robert Meyers Flickr set.