|The Beverly Hillbillies|
Raymond Ameijide (1924-2000) was an award-winning illustrator who was best known for creating whimsical constructions using paper bas-relief and felt cloth. Because of the use of the multi colors in his work, he was often referred to as a "Rainbow Snipper"
|postcard stamp art by Ameijide created in 1986Add caption|
Ameijide enjoyed a long career creating three dimensional advertisements and magazine illustrations. His work probably received the most attention when he was hired to create a series of memorable TV Guide covers in the seventies/early eighties featuring caricatures of popular TV show casts. I first discovered his work via those covers, they really jumped out at me at the time and still remain my favorites of his work. If you're discovering his art for the first time, enjoy.
|Ameijide created these 2 Christmas covers for TV Guide:|
the original art
|Barney Miller (including Abe Vigoda)|
|The Love Boat|
1964 TV Guide ad
ad for the Mike Douglas Show
ad for three western TV shows
ad for Gilligan's Island
cover art for Saturday Review, 1976
a 1971 book cover
in 1975 Ameijide created the Society of Illustrator's poster image for their annual
An Ameijide elephant, most likely created for a children's book
|a sample of Ameijide's advertising artwork...|
This poster image was created for PAN AM in the fifties
more whimsical illustrations for various clients...
late seventies baseball image
|Postcard for The Anchor Savings Bank|
Thanks to Spencer Gorman, Robert Hunt & Stephen Kroninger
An obituary for Ameijide from 2000:
Raymond Ameijide of Cortlandt Manor died on January 11, 2000. He was 75. He worked as a self-employed commercial artist. An artist and philosopher who had many great accomplishments during his lifetime yet was ever humble. A loving father whose bright mind and gentle way will be deeply missed. Mr. Ameijide was a renowned illustrator, having originated and developed paper and felt sculptures as illustrations in the mid 1950ës. During his career he illustrated for such clients as Fortune, National Geographic , IBM. Pfizer, TV Guide, Chase Manhattan, Discover, and Harcourt Brace Jodanovich and the United States Post Office and other major companies. He was also included as one of the leading illustrators of the past 100 years in "The Illustrator in America" 1880-1980. Mr. Ameijide won many awards for his illustrations from the New York Art Directors Club, Graphis, The Society of Illustrators, including Gold Medal and the prestigious Hamilton King Award. He was born on September 14, 1924 in Newark, NJ, to Lisardo and Casimira Rancano Ameijide. He earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was married for 52 years to Irene Kipus, and had lived in Cortlandt Manor for the past 32 years. He is survived by Irene Ameijide, his wife of Cortlandt Manor; two daughters, Sue Ameijide of Manhattan, and Lisa Ameijide of Medford, OR; two sons, Ray Ameijide of Washington, and Peter Ameijide of Cortlandt Manor, NY; and a brother, Jose Ameijide of Manhattan. Calling hours are today from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home. The funeral is today 3 pm at the funeral home. Cremation is private. JOSEPH F. NARDONE FUNERAL HOME 414 Washington St, Peekskill (914)737-1363