Robert Grossman (1940-2018) was a renowned, award-winning New York based artist who’s career spanned over 50 years. He liked to "illustrate the unillustratable", created the iconic poster for the movie “Airplane!”, was nominated for an Academy Award, and his work graced the covers of over 500 magazines. Publications that featured his distinctive, whimsical and satirical illustrations, cartoons and sculptures included The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Time, Newsweek, The Nation, Sports Illustrated, National Lampoon and many others. 2019 marked the release of his epic illustrated novel "Life on the Moon", recently nominated for an EISNER award for Best New Graphic Novel!



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"Grossman has the subtle power to change the way we perceive reality.” - Pete Hamill

“Robert Grossman reinvented the art of air-brush illustration. I did my best to follow in his footsteps.” - Terry Gilliam

"(Robert Grossman) could go right to the heart of an unpleasant idea and find the humor in it." - Jann Wenner

"Rave! Rave! The best I have ever seen." - Harvey Kurtzman

"Grossman’s art allows me to remember when illustration was profound and Bob was among the most profound of them all." - Steven Heller

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Robert Grossman was an acclaimed NY based illustrator whose work graced the covers of over 500 magazines, movie posters (including the iconic poster for Airplane!), record albums, was seen on televison and garnered him an Academy Award nomination.