Abbett, Robert K.
|Birthname||Robert Kennedy Abbett|
|born on||5 January 1926 at 15:15 (= 3:15 PM )|
|Place||Hammond, Indiana, 41n35, 87w30|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||14°48' 28°45 Asc. 28°42'|
American artist and illustrator, also credited as Bob Abbett, who illustrated book covers for war novels, detective novels, thrillers, historical fiction and science fiction during the late-1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Today, Abbett is best known for his paintings of wildlife (in particular, dogs), wilderness, sporting, and fishing.
His illustrations have been featured in a large number of books, magazines, and advertising. He illustrated Edgar Rice Burroughs' books, including the Tarzan series, Barsoom series, and Pellucidar series.
He also authored or was featured in several art-related books, including A Season for Painting: The Outdoor Paintings of Robert K. Abbett and Wings from Cover: The Upland Images of Robert Abbett and Ed Gray.
He died on 20 June 2015 at the age of 89 at his home in Bridgewater, Connecticut.
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
- Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Print media and book illustrator)
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)