Robert Glaubke (c. 1920 - c. 1980) was an American artist and illustrator. Glaubke lived in Chicago for most of his life and gained the nickname 'Hemingway of the paint brush'. He served as a combat artist in the South Pacific with the U.S. Marines during World War II. Glaubke drew inspiration from his experiences in World War II and from everyday life. On one trip to Mexico, he lived among peasants and returned with seventy-five painting and hundreds of slide films. Glaubke gained a reputation for authentic research and absolute truth in his work, which led him to be in demand by educational publishers. Over time he developed a specialty in adventure and wild life illustrations, and was also hired by Rand McNally to work on several pictorial maps. He graduated from the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.