Illustration Faculty Member Robert Hunt Awarded 2015 Hamilton King Award

Illustrator Robert Hunt in his studioIllustration faculty member Robert Hunt in his studio

It’s been described as the “Oscar Award of the illustration world,” and this year CCA Illustration faculty member Robert Hunt has the distinguished honor of calling his own the 2015 Society of Illustrators' Hamilton King Award.

To say Hunt is a prolific artist is quite the understatement; he has created illustrations for a wide variety of projects including editorial illustrations for many major publications, hundreds of book covers, and numerous special projects including the Dreamworks logo and motion logos, advertisements, annual reports, and packaging.

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Wide-Spanning Illustration Career

Hunt's work has appeared regularly in the New York Society of Illustrators' Annual exhibits (1983-2005) at the Museum of American Illustration as well as American Illustration, Spectrum, and the Communications Arts, Graphis, and Print Design and Illustration Annuals.

Among his clients are AT&T, British Petroleum, Bank of America, CBS Records, Disney, Federal Express, MGM, Paramount, Universal Studios, the Wall Street Journal, Williams-Sonoma, and countless others.

He's even done documentary projects on the Bay Bridge earthquake reconstruction and the Tour de France.

Hunt is a member of the New York Society of Illustrators and is a member and past president of the San Francisco Society of Illustrators. He lives and works in San Anselmo, California, with his wife and two children.

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About the Hamilton King Award

One of the industry’s most prestigious awards, the Hamilton King Award, an annual, one-time-only honor, was created in 1965 by Mrs. Hamilton King in memory of her husband through a bequest. Determined by former recipients, the award acknowledges the best illustration in the Annual Exhibition executed by a member of the Illustration Society.

Hamilton King (1871–1941) was a prominent illustrator who worked in the late 1800s and early 1900s. King illustrated the "Coca-Cola girls" for calendars from 1910 to 1913. (The Coca-Cola calendar work was considered significant because the artist's signature appeared in all printed matter for Coca-Cola, including serving trays.)

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