Reynold Brown: A Life in Pictures - Expanded Edition



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This spectacular new book explores the life and work of Reynold Brown, one of the greatest movie poster artists in Hollywood history. This whopping 304 page new edition adds 80 new pages to the original 2009 edition, and is filled to the brim with scores of beautiful illustrations reproduced from the original paintings and drawings, as well as rarely seen tear sheets from vintage magazines, movie posters, photographs, color studies, and more.

From the publisher:

William Reynold Brown (1917-1991) was a prolific American artist whose career embraced virtually every facet of the illustration field. During his life he produced work for the newspaper comics (Tailspin Tommy), perfected the concept of the cutaway engineering drawing for North American Aviation, painted covers for some of the first paperback books ever published, illustrated scores of magazines and magazine covers, and most notably produced over 300 movie posters for the motion picture industry. After his retirement from commercial illustration, Reynold found success as a fine artist, producing hundreds of oil paintings and drawings for the Western art market.

This book presents a rich overview of Reynold Brown's entire career, and showcases hundreds of original paintings, drawings, photographs, and printed illustrations often in glorious full-page reproductions. Many of his most iconic movie posters are featured, such as Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Spartacus, I was a Teenage Werewolf, and many more.

9 x 12 inches, full-color, hardcover with dust jacket. A massive 304 pages!


Reynold Brown
Daniel Zimmer

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket in publisher's original shrinkwrap



Publishing Information

St. Louis
Illustrated Press
1st revised

Physical Description

12.25 inches
9.75 inches
304 pages
over 500 color illustrations
pictorial boards

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