We are highlighting Robert A. Maguire’s category romance covers for Harlequin and Silhouette this week in Covers of the Week #112.
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Artist: Robert Maguire Redux—More Covers
We’ve been relying on historical romances too much around here! So it’s time to give other romance genres some love.
Over his long career, Maguire illustrated almost 1,300 covers for such publishers as Pocket, Dell, Ace, Harper, Avon, Harlequin/Silhouette, Ballantine, Pyramid, Bantam, Lion, Berkley, Beacon, Monarch, and Signet and Kensington. He more or less produced artwork for every mainstream publishing house in New York, making his original cover art highly popular in the last half of the twentieth century.
Known for his pulp genre erotic illustrations of scantily clad women, Maguire’s romance cover art featured a distinctive sweetness without explicit sensuality. It’s rare to find a Maguire romance cover with partial nudity like one would with Robert McGinnis or Elaine Duillo!
Sweet Savage Flame will soon feature a dedicated page on Robert Maguire, providing more insights about this significant artist’s work. Keep an eye out for more information about this legendary artist.
For Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2023, Covers of the Week #112 focuses on the (retro) contemporary category romances illustrated by Robert A. Maguire.
What do you think of these Silhouette and Harlequin romance covers illustrated by Robert Maguire?? Which of our picks do you like the best, if any?
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them if you did read them?
As always, please drop a comment, and let’s talk romance.