Robert LaDuke began drawing old cars at a young age. LaDuke was inspired at an early age when traveling cross-country in the his family’s Cadillac with an Airstream trailing behind. LaDuke has a fascination with 1940’s era transportation. According to LaDuke, his work “is pretty much transportation oriented, trains, ships, cars, trailers, everything that rolls or floats and they always have that nostalgic 40s look to them.” His work is also characterized by the use of bright, vivid colors. LaDuke also counts Norman Rockwell as one of his influencers.