This session was on Movie Posters—the art that draws you into the movies.

Movie posters have been around since 1870 and started in Paris. Each decade they evolved into more complex ideas. The 30s reflected Art Deco. The 60s featured teen idols and beach movies. The 80s presented large photographic backgrounds.

Artists that we know today for their western themes and landscapes, started out as illustrators for the Movie Poster—Howard Terpning, and Frank McCarthy for example.