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 Bob (Robert) Peak  (1927 - 1992)

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Lived/Active: New York/Kansas/Connecticut/Arizona/Colorado      Known for: magazine and poster illustrator, portrait and landscape painter

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1927 (Trinidad, Colorado)
 
Death
1992 (Scottsdale, Arizona)

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New York/Kansas/Connecticut/Arizona/Colorado

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magazine and poster illustrator, portrait and landscape painter

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Considered "the father of the contemporary movie poster," Bob Peak likely transformed the approach to movie advertising from basic collages of film stills or head shots to flamboyant artistic illustrations.  After his first poster for West Side Story in 1960, he went on to create more than 100 posters for such films as Camelot, My Fair Lady, Superman, Apocalypse Now, Excalibur and Star Trek III, just to name a few.  Although a large percentage of his work was (showing 500 of 5519 characters).



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