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