Artist Profile: Robert C. Sherry (1920 — 1987)


I certainly do wish that I could tell you more about Robert C. Sherry, other than the dates of his birth and death and that he was born in New York City.  According to the biography at Askart, he flew for the Navy’s Material Air Transport Service during World War II and, after the war, he worked for King’s Features and ghosted for several comic strip artists.  He became the art director for Link Aviation in 1962 and worked there for 20 years.

The entertaining sci-fi covers below, all of which are credited to Sherry, are all from the early 1940s.

5 responses to “Artist Profile: Robert C. Sherry (1920 — 1987)

  1. My mother worked with Bob Sherry at Link Group in Binghamton, NY. He gave her a Christmas present in 1966 of a autograhed Christmas wishes along with a print of his “Shepherd Boy” painting.

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  2. Robert Sherry was a gifted artist who ghosted numerous comic strips, including “Ozark Ike” and “Red Ryder.” He worked with Ray Gotto, whose strip, Cotton Woods, featured a professional baseball player. Sherry ghosted fine the last portion of that comic strip’s entries. Working at his home in Hammond, NY (on the shore of Black Lake), Bob Sherry created his own comic strip about a professional baseball player, entitled “Hook Slider.” At the same time (1950’s) he and his father, William, joined forces to design and produce fiberglass boats. The “Sherry Boat” became popular throughout the St.Lawrence Seaway. Robert Sherry finished his career in Binghamton, NY, with a distinguished tenure as art director of Link Aviation. One of his notable commissions is a series of oil paintings depicting an “around the world” flight; They were hung in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. I have more information about this fine artist, since to me he was simply “Uncle Bob.”

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    • Jim, I have many of his prints, some jewelry he made for me, a music box he made for me and a pottery eskimo he made for Lladro. I can’t keep the prints that he made for Singer Link any longer and wonder if you would like them. Most of them have a story with them and are framed. If not, I will donate them to a museum in Binghamton. He was special to me.

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