Your Cart is Empty

  • Add description, images, menus and links to your mega menu

  • A column with no settings can be used as a spacer

  • Link to your collections, sales and even external links

  • Add up to five columns

  • Welcome to the official Film/Art Gallery collection of original Richard Amsel vintage movie posters, from his critically acclaimed catalog of timeless cinematic graphic art creations.

    Richard Amsel was born on December 4th, 1947 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. an American illustrator and graphic designer. Amsel died on November 17th, 1985 in New York City, New York, USA. His career was short but prolific, including movie posters, album covers, and magazine covers. His final completed artwork was for an issue of TV Guide, whom he was associated with for thirteen years.

    After graduating from Philadelphia College of Art, his poster art for the Barbra Streisand musical Hello, Dolly! was chosen by 20th Century Fox for the film’s campaign after a nationwide artists’ talent search. He was 22 at the time.
    His illustrations caught the attention of Barry Manilow, Manilow introduced Amsel to a young singer/songwriter Bette Midler, a newly emerging entertainer in cabaret clubs and piano bars. Amsel quickly decided that he should do the cover of Midler’s first Atlantic Records album.

    In the 1980s film studios changed their marketing style, employing photographs in favor of illustrations, Amsel and other artists were often limited to creating work for science fiction, fantasy, and adventure films. In response, Amsel created the poster Raiders of the Lost Ark which ultimately became his most famous work. Amsel received numerous awards during his career; New York and Los Angeles Society of Illustrators Award, a Golden Key Award from The Hollywood Reporter, and a Grammy Award.

    Film/Art Gallery's collection of Richard Amsel movie posters include his most famous work, Raiders of the Lost Ark available in the French version, and a rare Richard Amsel poster Style A of the film, The Long Goodbye.

    Film/Art Gallery movie posters are original prints and film poster collectibles. These are original movie posters. We do not carry any movie poster reproductions or reprints of any kind.