Artist Profile: Reynold Brown (1917–1991)


Reynold Brown was a realist artist who, over the course of his long career, painted landscapes, drew paperback book covers, and illustrated articles that appeared in magazines like The Saturday Evening Post and Popular Aviation.  However, Brown is best remembered for drawing and designing Hollywood film posters.  From 1950 to 1970, Brown designed posters for everything from cheap horror films to expensive biblical epics.  Below is just a small sampling of his work.

His poster for The Alamo is my personal favorite.  

3 responses to “Artist Profile: Reynold Brown (1917–1991)

  1. The BEN-HUR poster art is not by Reynold Brown. It is by Joseph J. “Joe” Smith and his signature can he seen on the left side of the poster directly under the spectators feet.

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