Bob Peak Exhibition at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Creating the Modern Movie Poster

Bob Peak - Father of the Modern Hollywood Movie PosterArtist and designer Bob Peak (1927–1992) has been hailed as the “father of the modern Hollywood movie poster.” This exhibition will display nearly 50 of his colorful, graphically complex original paintings done for iconic movie poster campaigns alongside the final one-sheet posters for such titles as “My Fair Lady,” “Camelot,” “Superman,” “Star Trek – The Motion picture” and “Apocalypse Now.”

Free and open to the public from Thursday, January 20, to Sunday, April 17, 2011 in the Academy’s Fourth Floor Gallery.

Visit the official Academy of Motion PictureArts and Sciences exhibition page for more information. Be sure to watch the video featuring Ellen Harrington, Director of Exhibitions and Events for the Academy, discussing the history of Bob Peak’s artwork and a commentary from Thomas Peak, Bob’s son.

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