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A former illustrator, work by this native New Yorker has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Readers Digest, Six Flags Amusement Parks posters and Celestial Seasonings Tea boxes.

about the work

Bob Logrippo"Monsters, dragons, whales and fantastical city- and village-scapes often find their way into LoGrippo's creations. Other paintings show an America that many are nostalgic for: quaint, rural, small-town American life.

Inspired by the Old Masters and genre paintings of 16th-century northern Europe, LoGrippo takes his cue from the works of two Flemish artists in particular:Hieronymous Bosch's haunting images of hell and sin, and Pieter Bruegel's depictions of peasant life - at first glance idyllic, but upon closer inspection, a bit troublesome as well.

LoGrippo cites these painters as major influences, but art scholars often describe his work as "American naïve," or in the "American Crafts style" - reminiscent of American folk artists like Grandma Moses.”

- Emily Crow Neely, Spartanburg Magazine

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Fungi Magazine (2011)

"the Magazine of Fantasy and Weird Fiction is celebrating 25 years of intermittent publication with a spectacular issue #20...just as Fungi #19 featured the work of classic fantasy artist Gervasio Gallardo on its cover, so too does Fungi #20 with a cover adorned by the work of fantasy grandmaster Bob Logrippo!"
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Balantine Adult Fantasy series

"The series has been considered a high-water mark in fantasy publishing. Envisioned by the husband-and-wife team of Ian and Betty Ballantine, it was produced under the editorship of Lin Carter. It also featured cover art by illustrators such as Gervasio Gallardo, Bob Pepper, Robert LoGrippo, and David McCall Johnston."
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Awards

Society of Publication Designers, Award of Merit, 1979, 1981
Society of Illustrators, Gold Medal Awards: 1972, 1973
Society of Illustrators, 14 Citations of Merit: 1971-1986
Print Annual, Certificate of Excellence, 1992

Commissions

Books - Random House, Dell, Ballantine, MacMillan, Houghton-Mifflin, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Knopf, Dutton Penguin, Silver Burdett & Ginn, Book of the Month Club

Magazines - Redbook, Playboy, Seventeen, forbes, Cosmopolitan, Guide Post, fortune, New York Times Sunday Magazine, Newsday Sunday Magazine, Readers Digest, Country Life

Children's Books - Franklin Library: "Hans Christian Anderson" 1978, "The Deerslayer" 1982; Modern Curriculum Press: "Where Are We Going?" 1994

Calendars & Products - Nabisco, Main Street Press (Lang Graphics), Celestial Seasonings Tea Co., Avon Cosmetic Package Design 1995

Christmas Cards - American Artists Greeting Cards, 1985-present Bacardi Rum, American Broadcasting Co.

Record Covers - RCA, Caedmon Records, Electra Records, ABC Records

Advertising Agencies - Fairfax, Michael Cather; Spegal and Ladden; AC and R; Ross Roy; Jordan, McGrath, Case & Taylor; Edwin Bird Wilson; Six Flags Amusement Parks; Pace Advertising; Cody Advertising; Gerber Advertising; United Way of Greenville 1998 Campaign

Posters - ABC Summer Olympics, 1984 - LoGrippo Art Poster, Louisianna-Pacific 25th Anniversary Poster, Snow Country Magazine Poster 1996

Lithographic Reproductions - Franklin Mint: "The Four Seasons" 1978-1980, Original Prints, Inc. signed and numbered edition 1982

Exhibitions

  • 2009 - Gina Gallery of International Naïve Art, New York, NY
  • 1999 - Frank Miele Gallery, 1086 Madison, NY
  • 1983 - 1998 Jaro Art Galleries, 956 Madison Ave, NYC - Annual One Man Shows
  • 1996 - Wells Gallery, Charleston, SC - Group Show • Blue Spiral Gallery I, Asheville, NC - Group Show • Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC - Retrospective
  • 1995 - Portals, Ltd., Chicago, IL - One Man ShowBob Jones University, Greenville, SC - Illustration Show

Collections

  • Bacardi Rum Private Collection
  • Exxon Corporation Private Collection
  • Louisianna-Pacific Private Collection
  • Work in U.S. Embassies in Czechoslavakia and Romania

Teaching

  • Parsons School of Design, 1982-1994
  • Pratt Institute, 1985 -1989
  • Furman University Continuing Education Program, 1997
  • Spartanburg Art Museum, 1997 - present

 

 

 

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