Brazilian artist Jose Luiz Benicio de Fonseca (better known as simply Benicio) trained to be a pianist but eventually discovered that his true love was illustration. Since moving to Rio de Janeiro and starting his career in 1953, Benicio has painted thousands of paperback covers and more than 300 film posters. The prolific Benicio is best known for painting the covers of a series of books about super spy Brigitte Montfort.
A few of his paperback covers and film posters can be found below. You can see more of his work at his site.