Robert Andrew Parker Collection
The Robert Andrew Parker collection includes rich holdings of original artwork, book proofs, hundreds of tearsheets and related printed material.
- Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2006
Conditions Governing Access
Some restrictions to access.
Conditions Governing Use
Some restrictions, please contact the Modern Graphic History Library Curator at (314) 935-7741 or email@example.com. Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies. Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University. If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)
105.00 linear feet
Biographical or Historical Information
Robert Andrew Parker was born in Norfolk, Virginia, 1927. He has illustrated over forty highly praised books, many for children. He is also an acclaimed illustrator for magazines, including The New Yorker, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, and Mademoiselle, and has designed sets for operas. Parker has been the recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited his work extensively since the 1950s.
Parker attended the school of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1948 until 1952 and also worked at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in New York during the 1950s. His luminescent watercolor paintings and drawings are characterized by a loose, playful integration of subject and background, a metaphysical emphasis on the environment, natural or otherwise.
He has illustrated over forty children's books and has been recognized with awards including a Caldecott Honor and an American Library Association Notable Book award.
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The Robert Andrew Parker Collection is arranged into 3 series: Series 1: Original Artwork Series 2: Artwork Reproductions Series 3: Personal and Professional Development (Some Reference Materials and Correspondence are kept with their projects.) The contents of the collection are arranged as follows: Boxes 1-3 2x Small-sized material Boxes 4-12 1x Small-sized material Boxes 13-60 Small-sized material Boxes 61-140 Medium-sized material Boxes 141-166 Large-sized material Boxes 167-198 1x Large-sized material Boxes 199-200 2x Large-sized material Drawer 18.15 Over-sized material
Method of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the Modern Graphic History Library by Robert Andrew Parker in December, 2006.
Accruals and Additions
There are no accruals.
Processed by Denise Hannibal in April 2010.
- Robert Andrew Parker Collection
- Modern Graphic History Library
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- Language of description
- 09099999: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Jolie Braun in July 2012. This finding aid was updated by Andrea Degener in April 2017.
Collecting Area Details
Part of the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library Collecting Area
Skye Lacerte, Curator
West Campus Library
7425 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton MO 63105 US