Robert Crawford is an illustrator and fine artist living in the beautiful northwest hills of Connecticut. He works in his own unique style which he says influenced by magic realism and the regionalism of post World War Two artists like Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton.
Robert points to some highlights in his career having worked for Celestial Seasonings and The New York State Lottery recently. He loves to see his work around New York City and on products in the supermarket. His work for Bank of America featured a gigantic mural on three sides of a building facing the Kennedy Expressway where upwards of a half million people a day passed by his work.
He has been on the cover of major magazines such as Fortune, Business Week, The Atlanticand U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek andRolling Stone.
He recently finished his fourth children’s book based in Africa. A previous book, The Legend of the Old Man of the Mountain, reached #1 on the regional best-seller list. Robert Crawford is also pleased to include two LL Bean Christmas covers in his portfolio.
He has also shown in galleries in New York City and as far away as Germany and Japan.
Robert was chosen by the German car maker, Volkswagen, to do six paintings for a book which celebrated Volkswagen's 50th anniversary.
Robert's work has won numerous awards from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Graphis and Print. His paintings have been included in many group shows. He participated in the United Nation's sponsored show on the environment in New York City. That painting was featured on CBS's Sunday morning with Charles Osgood. Robert Crawford has also been included in the latest SOI show on the environment, " Fragile Earth".
When Robert Crawford is not painting or sleeping he can be found riding his bicycle around Connecticut.