Dick Bobnick

Dick Bobnick is a nationally published illustrator and portrait artist having produced award winning illustrations for the print industry in book covers, national ads for corporations, publishers, advertising agencies and the collectibles industry for over thirty years. His specialties have included celebrity portraiture, action-adventure, sports, glamour, pinups, historical and religious subject matters and he has won numerous national and international art awards for his illustrations and portraits. His complete bio and listing of awards can be found on his official website: www.dickbobnick.com and his official print site: www.dick-bobnick.artistwebsites.com .


Portfolio:

HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN ERA

This art gallery of original Gouache paintings depict some of the most iconic film stars in the history of Hollywood films from the 1930's through the 1960's, often referred to as Hollywood's Golden Era.

MARILYN MONROE “MARILYN MONROE”

Hollywood's most famous blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe, portrayed here in her famous 1953 Photoplay Magazine "Star Of Tomorrow" gold lame gown. Beginning as a figure model for the famous photographer, Andre DesDiennes, she soon became a well known cover model for mens' magazines. From there
it was a hop skip and jump to minor film roles like LOVE HAPPY with the Marx Brothers and super stardom in the early '50's.

This portrait was commissioned by the world famous Franklin Mint for inside front and back covers for a special collectors' edition of Joyce Carole Oates' novel.
BLONDE, based on Monroe's sad life story. The painting has been the recipient of several major art awards.

HUMPHREY BOGART “HUMPHREY BOGART”

Portrait study of the legendary dramatic actor and icon, Humphrey Bogart, depicted as he appeared in his classic film, CASABLAMCA, as Rick Blaine, owner of the American Cafe.

MAE WEST “MAE WEST”

Portrait study of the legendary grand dame of all movie sex symbols, Mae West. She is portrayed here as her title character in her own play, DIAMOND LIL. Miss West was the highest paid movie star during a six year period in the 1030's when she was well into her 40's. She continued in films well into the 1940's taking a five year respite before touring once again with DIAMOND LIL in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. She developed a popular Las Vegas show in the 1950's, made T.V. appearances throughout the '50's. After a semi retirement she made her last film appearances in MYRA BRECKENBIDGE in 1969 and SEXTETTE in 1979.

DORIS DAY “DORIS DAY”

Portrait montage of the celebrated vocalist, musical comedy and dramatic actress, Doris Day. Miss Day, acclaimed the most popular movie personality from 1955 to 1966, is portrayed here in her starring role as 1930's Broadway star Ruth Etting in the 1955 award winning MGM film LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME.

CLINT EASTWOOD “CLINT EASTWOOD”

Portrait study of the award winning film actor and director, Clint Eastwood, portrayed here in his starring role in his film THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES.

JOHN WAYNE “JOHN WAYNE”

Portrait study of the iconic Western and action hero actor, John Wayne, portrayed here as he appeared in his film HONDO.

CAROLE LANDIS “CAROLE LANDIS”

Glamor portait of the late popular movie actress and singer, Carole Landis. Miss Landis was known for her work with the USO shows in World War II and the Hollywood Canteen in the early 1040's. Her career was cut short in 1948 at age 29 with her suicide brought on over a broken love affair with actor Rex Harrison.

HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN ERA “HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN ERA”

This portrait montage depicts many of the Hollywood super stars of the 1930's and 1940's. It includes Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Jean Harlow, W.C. Fields, Shirley Temple, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

THE MARX BROTHERS “THE MARX BROTHERS”

Portrait montage of the classic comedy team of all time, the Marx Brothers: Groucho, Chico and Harpo. Also depicted is an early Marilyn Monroe as she appeard with Groucho in LOVE HAPPY and Margaret Dumont, the perpetual Marx Brother's foil in many of their films.

THE FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER “THE FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER”

This portrait study of the famousof all movie monsters portrayed by the brilliant English actor, Boris Karloff, in the 1931 Universal classic film, FRANKENSTEIN.

RAQUEL WELCH “RAQUEL WELCH”

Portrait study of the legendary sex symbol, movie and TV actress, Raquel Welch. First featured as a TV cancer and then her first memorable role as the fur skinned beauty in ONE MILLION B.C., Miss Welch went onto make many films and TV appearances in addition with Bob Hope on his famous Armed Forces Christmas shows.

GOLDFINGER “GOLDFINGER”

Portrait montage of the principal stars of the legendary James Bond film series starring Sean Connery as the super spy, Agent 007. This film, GOLDFINGER, includes Bond, arch villain, Auric Goldfinger, his sadistic henchman, Oddjob, the beautiful "Golden Girl" and the famed Bond Aston-Martin super car.

CAROLE LANDIS “CAROLE LANDIS”

Glamor portrait of the popular 1940's actress, singer and U.S.O. entertainer, Carole Landis. Miss Landis was a favorite of the G.I.s and the male audiences in general for her spectacular figure and beauty. Her career was cut short at the age of 29 when she committed suicide in July of 1948 as the result of a broken love affair with actor Rex Harrison. Her death has widely been questioned as a possible murder due to destroyed evidence and payoffs to police by Harrison.

FACES IN HISTORY

This portfolio displays original paintings of famous persons who have made names for themselves in the history of our country and the world. They include images of presidents, military heroes, religious icons and adventurers.

AMERICAN COURAGE “AMERICAN COURAGE”

This Gouache painting depicts three American presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, who faced serious challenges to our country and, despite strong disapproval by some groups, they persevered and made decisions that kept our country strong.

GENERAL DOUGHLAS MACARTHUR “GENERAL DOUGHLAS MACARTHUR”

This painting depicts one of the country's most important military leaders, General Douglas MacArthur, as a West Point cadet and as a major force in World War II in the South Pacific and meeting with President Harry Truman and his landing on Leyte.

THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS “THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS”

This painting commemorates the 1927 solo flight of American airman and adventurer, Charles A. Lindbergh, from New York to Le Bourget Field in Fran e in 33 1/2 hours. His specially built aircraft was the SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS.

MOTHER TERESA “MOTHER TERESA”

Award winning portrait of the world famous Roman Catholic nun, humanitarian and Nobel prize recipient, Mother Teresa of Calcutta. She was the founder of the Catholic order of nuns, the Sisters of Mercy, and her work with the poor and the afflicted, for many years, has been honored by nations and governments

D DAY 6TH OF JUNE “D DAY 6TH OF JUNE”

This painting, D DAY 6TH OF JUNE, was specially commissioned by the United States Historical Society in 1994 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historical Normandy Invasion in 1944. It portrays the leaders and commanders of the invasion: General Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Omar Bradley, General Jimmy Doolittle, Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery and Admiral Roland Kirk, the military units involved in the invasion and the map of the five beaches of entry.

REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM “REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM”

Portrait of the famed evangelist and patriot, Reverend Billy Graham, who was a consultant and adviser to eleven U. S. presidents.

GLAMOR AND PINUPS

This gallery features figurative and pinup portraits, most specially commissioned by ad agencies for specific products or by private clients who preferred a more erotic style personal portrait.

RECLINING BEAUTY “RECLINING BEAUTY”

This boudoir portrait was a commission by a private client for personal exhibition.

CAMEL ORANGE TWIST BEAUTY “CAMEL ORANGE TWIST BEAUTY”

This is one of seven paintings commissioned by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to promote a new line of flavored Camel cigarettes. The illustrations appeared in many national magazines including PEOPLE and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.

GIRL IN GREEN BIKINI “GIRL IN GREEN BIKINI”

Pinup illustration of a pretty girl commissioned by a private client.

CASUAL BEAUTY “CASUAL BEAUTY”

Pinup portrait of a young free spirit beauty in sweater and denim shorts.

SEATED BEAUTY “SEATED BEAUTY”

Glamor portrait of a beautiful young girl in a sexy gown.

PRETTY IN PINK “PRETTY IN PINK”

Pinup illustration commissioned as one of a series of pinup paintings to promote Camel flavored cigarettes by rhe R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

BLACK NEGLIGEE BEAUTY “BLACK NEGLIGEE BEAUTY”

One of a series of pinup illustrations commissioned by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to promote Camel flavored cigarettes.

SPORTS STARS

This portfolio features some of the top stars of Football, baseball, golf and figure skating.

BRET FAVRE “BRET FAVRE”

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback, Bret Favre in the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

JOE MONTANA “JOE MONTANA”

Former San Francisco 49er super star quarterback, Joe Montana.

KIRBY PUCKETT “KIRBY PUCKETT”

Former super star center fielder with the Minnesota Twins and Baseball Hall Of Fame inductee, Kirby Puckett.

GREGG MADDUX “GREGG MADDUX”

Portrait montage of major league pitcherGregMaddux with the Chicago Cubs, known as "The Professor" and four times consecutive winner of the Cy Young Award.

RYNE SANDBERG “RYNE SANDBERG”

Professional major league coach and manager and Hall Of Fame second baseman with the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies, Ryne Sandberg.

SANDY ALOMAR JR. “SANDY ALOMAR JR.”

Pro baseball lcoach, manager and catcher with the San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, L.A. Dodgers, Texas Rangers and New York Mets and six time All Star.

SKATERS DREAM “SKATERS DREAM”

Portrait montage of a young teen figure skater with dreams of the Olympics and Ice Capes stardom.

TIGER WOODS “TIGER WOODS”

Portrait montage of the world famous pro golfer, Tiger Woods.