John Alvin

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2011 at 4:44 am

John Alvin was an American cinematic artist and painter.He was born on November 24th, 1948 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. His interest in movie posters began in his early life, and he graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles in 1971.

During his career, he worked with high profile film studios such as New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers Entertainment and Disney Studios. He created more than 135 movie posters and illustrated some of the world’s most well known ones. Some of them include E.T., Blade Runner, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast.  He also created numerous masterpieces in Disney Fan Art, which are highly collected and considered extremely valuable.

In recent years, he began to focus more on cinematic fine art. His most recent work was as an artistic contributor to the campaign of the Disney film, Enchanted, which was released in November 2007.

His work can be found all around us, but specifically, one of his posters, The Phantom of the Paradise, was selected by the National Collection of Fine Arts, the Smithsonian Museum and the Museum of Modern Art to be included in “Images of an Era (1945-1975),” a collection of posters that toured Europe as part of the US Bicentennial under the auspices of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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