ROBERT GIUSTI was born in Zurich, Switzerland and raised in New York City. The son of the famous graphic designer George Giusti, Robert spent his childhood in an environment where he could observe and learn about art and the creative process. He studied at the Tyler School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia majoring in painting and sculpture and later received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. After graduation, he returned to New York City where he pursued painting.
Several shows later at various New York City galleries he began applying his talents to advertising and publishing. This led to a very successful career as a graphic designer, illustrator, teacher and lecturer. Robert’s love for abstract painting has always flourished throughout his career.
Robert’s work is known nationally and internationally and has been featured in many publications. His clients include: CBS, NBC, RCA, Columbia and Atlantic Records, The New York Times, Time Inc., Playboy, National Geographic, Fortune Magazine, Der Speigle Magazine, Exxon, Xerox, IBM, W.R. Grace & Co.,Tri Star Pictures, Universal Pictures, Thai Airlines, Air Canada, United Airlines, Pirelli SA, Cinncinnati Zoo, New England and Monterey Bay Aquariums, Edy’s Ice Cream, Celestial Seasonings Tea and the US Postal Service.
His art has been on exhibit at galleries and museums around the globe. These include: the New York Historical Society, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, Shibuya Parco Gallery in Tokyo, the Rizzoli Gallery, the Smithsonian Institute and the Mystic Seaport Museum Gallery.
Furthermore, he is in many private collections and has received awards from the Art Directors Club of New York and Los Angeles, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Society of Illustrators, the Austrailian Writers and Art Directors Club, and many other professional associations.
Robert’s studio is at his home in Bridgewater Connecticut which he shares with his wife Grace and their dog, Pearl.
A sampling of Robert’s illustrations
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