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Richard Amsel (1947-1985) bio by Chris Cloutier

Mr. Amsel was a student at the Philadelphia College of Art when he won the nationwide "Hello Dolly" poster contest sponsored by 20th Century Fox.

After this early recognition of his talent, his artwork was decorated the covers of many leading magazines; movie posters, ads and record jackets: including over 40 covers for TV Guide.

His Lily Tomlin cover for TIME magzine is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, and he was presented with numerous awards, including the prestigious NY and LA Society of Illustrators awards.

Amsel's work continues to be popular (his "Indiana Jones" posters are highly valued and very collectible) and he is still an influence on young artists everywhere.