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Movie Poster Artist John Richardson

By on April 3, 2015

The renowned Movie Poster Artist John Richardson was a printer and illustrator who founded The Richardson Studio in the early 1920s.

The Richardson studio produced the artwork for Paramount Pictures daybill movie posters from the early 1920s to the late 50s with a very distinctive and striking style that was quite unique.

John Richardson’s signature appears on just a very small group of daybills printed in 1923 and 1924 but it is likely that he would have provided the artwork for a great many posters that would have been unsigned over a forty year period.

The signed Richardson Studio posters are among the most sought after of all Australian posters. Sadly, little is known about John Richardson but his artwork was very distinctive.SALOMY JANE Daybill Movie POster

Curiously, the only format used by the Richardson Studio was for daybills. The Richardson Studio did not produce the artwork for any other size of poster.

An Exhibition of John Richardson’s signed posters can be seen here…

John Richardson Movie Poster Exhibition

An Exhibition of Richardson Studio daybills from the 1920s – 1960 can be seen here …

Richardson Studio Exhibition

This Exhibition is the most comprehensive gallery of Richardson Studio posters that can be found.

Although many posters are pictured, some daybills for Paramount films have never been seen.

 

 

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