Bob Guthridge is an international award-winning artist. He is a concert and nature photographer, sculptor and editorial cartoonist.
His photographs have been included in 9 books, won numerous awards. His work has in many group shows and three solo gallery showings. His biggest client was BB King and his photographs appeared on BB’s tour t-shirts, guitar picks and autograph photos. Bob has photographed many iconic rock stars and blues greats.
He also creates miniature scenes within mannequin heads. Using dark humor, the heads make critical statements on today’s social and environmental issues. His mannequin environments are made up of miniature animals and 3-D printed props. Five of the heads were accepted into ArtPrize 7, and shown in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Originally, Bob’s cartoons were critical commentaries on our environmental issues. During the Trump presidency he created an ongoing series named TWEETS. It was about two birds that lived in Trump’s hair named Phil and Dave. They loved his hair but hated Trump. TWEETS is a sharp criticism of Trump and his administration, holding nothing back. They will continue until Trump is no longer a threat to our democracy.
Bob received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1971. He received his MA from the Memphis College of Art in 2015. He currently resides with his wife Lois, and dog Sissy, in Northern Illinois.