Richard Amsel

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Richard Amsel (1947-1985) was a commercial artist famous for his movie posters, which include Raiders of the Lost Ark, Chinatown, and more. Having been discovered at 22 (edit: 21) when he made a successful proposal for the poster of Hello, Dolly!, Amsel had a fruitful career applying his hyper-realistic painting style to not only movie posters but album covers, book covers, and TV Guide covers. Amsel passed away in 1985 from AIDS.


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richard amsel
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  • http://dorianhannaway.com Dorian Hannaway

    Richard was 21 when he did the poster for ‘Hello, Dolly’. He submitted the design when he was an art student at Phildelphia College of Art which is now The University of the Arts. Fox was looking at national art schools for a new artist for this film campaign.

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  • http://www.gregruben.com Greg

    Thanks for the tip Dorian. Guess I shouldn’t go trusting wikipedia!

  • Amir

    These are beautiful. It’s sad that you don’t see this type of work too much these days!

  • ryan travis christian

    soooooo nice. when i was young, this kind of stuff blew me away, it still does. here are some other good artist of this nature
    http://pictureboxgallery.org/artists/original-movie-poster-paintings-and-concept-art/