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Dick Bobnick is a nationally and internationally award winning illustrator and portrait artist. Among his most recent awards:
2012 - Diploma of Excellence, Art Addiction Biennial 2012
2010 - Diploma of Excellence, Artoteque 3 International Art Competitions
2009 - Famous Alumni Award, Art Instruction Schools, Inc.
2008 - 2008 Creativity Annual Awards, Certificate Of Merit
2007 - 2008 Create Awards, Gold Awards, double winner
2006 - Portfolios.com International Art Competition, Silver Award and Bronze Award
2006 - Society Of Illustrators Of Los Angeles, SILA Award
2006 - Aphrodesia II Figurative Competition, Silver Award
Dick Bobnick has been a successful illustrator for over thirty five years. His versatility in creating dramatic celebrity portrait montages, beautiful pinup figures, sports, action-adventure and general advertising art keeps his work in demand by regional, national and international corporations, advertising agencies and publishers of books, magazines and collectibles.
Over the years Dick has created illustrations for General Mills, 3M Company, the U.S. Army, Northwest Airlines, Pillsbury Company, Green Giant, Editor-Publisher Magazine, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Elvis Presley Enterprises, AT&T, the United States Historical Society, the Franklin Mint, the Minnesota Orchestra, Sony Corporation, French Paper Company, the U.S.A. Cable Network, Rosemount Aerospace Corporation, Barbour Publishing Company, the Grand Ole Opry and Opryland, Onan Company and numerous other local, regional and national advertising agencies and corporations. Dick created the beautiful portrait series of George Washington, Abe Lincoln and Ronald Reagan for U.S.A. Today's special Ronald Reagan second inaugural campaign ediltion and the original line portraits were made into silk screened prints and presented to Reagan's cabinet. Dick also created the official portrait of golf legend Sam Snead for Snead's official P.G.A. Hall Of Fame portrait.
Throughout his career Dick has been the recipient of many illustration and Art Directors awards, both regional, national and international. The most recent can be found listed on his official website, www.dickbobnick.com . and at the top of this biography.
After twenty five years as lead illustrator at several major Minneapolis graphics studios Dick went on his own and opened his own illustration studio in 1990 to pursue his specialties. He created an official 50th Anniversary commemorative print of the Normandy Invasion marketed worldwide by the U.S. Historical Society. He also created several Heirloom Collector plate series for the Franklin Mint commemorating the James Bond films, the Gunsmoke T.V. series, a portrait of Mother Teresa maarketed as a single Heirloom Collector plate and a cover portrait of Marilyn Monroe for a special collectors' edition of the Joyce Carole Oates novel, BLONDE, based loosely on Marilyn's life.
Dick has created portraits for commemorative stamps of legendary jazz musicians, athletes and the 1996 presidential and vice presidential candidates, Clinton, Gore, Dole and Kemp. He also created promotional portrait posters for a Sony T.V. special commemorating great American music headlining Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, K.D. Lang, Bill Cosby and Herbie Hancock. His sports portraits of legends Kirby Puckett, Jim Kelly, Gregg Maddux and Ryne Sandberg were marketed as collector prints by a Minneapolis firm garnering several art awards in the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators art exhibition.
In addition to the many commissioned advertising illustrations, book covers, collectibles and corporate portraits he has produced Dick also offers a unique private portrait service that enables him to create exciting portraits from your favorite photos. His many years experience as a lead studio illustrator illustrating every possible subject matter enables him to combine your favorite figure pose with a different head and facial pose, if you so choose, change the hairstyle and the fashions and the background to suit your desires all from your photo reference to create an original one of a kind portrait. In addition to formal portraits Dick creates more erotic boudoir portraits for certain clients. See his official website for samples of this feature, www.dickbobnick.com . His framed prints are available through this website, www.dick-bobnick.artistwebsites.com .
In 2000 Dick built a beautiful studio onto his home in Burnsville, Minnesota, where he continues to produce his award winning art and portraits.
All Dick Bobnick art images are copyright protected. All rights are reserved to copyright Dick Bobnick, 2010, and no copies other than purchased prints are permitted without the written permission of the artist. The images carry a protective watermark but it will not appear on any purchased prints.