Wild Animals: King Penguins

painting of the heads of two King Penguins

Artist: Robert Giusti
Art director: Derry Noyes
First day of issue: October 1, 1992

Acrylic on canvas taped to board

Robert Giusti’s design of two king penguins demonstrates how the natural shapes of animals are inherently suited for strong compositions. An unusual purple background soothes the viewer, while the space between the two penguins forms a distinct and intriguing shape.

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