French Movie Poster Artists…

Click on the name or movie poster to learn more about each French artist’s most famous works…

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Boris Grinsson                                    Roger Soubie

cool hand luke french poster masciitreasure of the sierra madre french poster rene peronmepris-le  french movie poster gilbert allard bardot

Jean Mascii                       Rene Peron                      Gilbert Allard

casablanca french movie poster herve morvanmon oncle3

Hervé Morvan                                                       Pierre Étaix

robert bresson integrale2folon stalkercome dance with me hurel french poster
Raymond Savignac            Jean-Michel Folon           Clement Hurel

notorious french movie poster belinskyblow-up kerfysernoel book1

Constantin Belinsky          Georges Kerfyser              Guy Gérard Nöel

la grande illusion french poster bernard lancythe branded man french poster cerutti

Bernard Lancy                                      Henri Cerutti

Voyageur-sans-Bagages french poster rojacbuster keaton bonneaudfille aux yeux french movie poster raymond gid
Rojac                                                  Jacques Bonneaud       Raymond Gid

WILD BUNCH french movie poster ferraccibarry_lyndon french movie posterbullitt french poster landi

Rene Ferracci                  Jouineau Bourduge           Michel Landi

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Pierre Pigeot                                         Yves Thos

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Siry                                     Bertrand                          O’Kley

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Actor-Writer-Director-Illustrator?

I meant to bring up Film Forum’s upcoming retrospective of French actor/filmmaker/Jacques Tati-collaborator/illustrator, Pierre Étaix — but it looks like Adrian Curry of Movie Poster of the Week beat me to it — with a much better, more detailed layout.

My Favorite Aunt and Uncle

Being an uncle myself, I’ve always had a soft spot for these eccentric family classics from Pierre Étaix (Mon Oncle) and California Nagel-esque airbrush artist, Peter Palombi (Travels With My Aunt)…

Renaissance Clown

Who says all clowns are created equal? Pierre Étaix, most famous in the design world as the illustrator of the iconic red Mon Oncle movie poster, has done it all. Getting his start in showbiz as a clown in the mid-’50s, he later served an apprenticeship under Jacques Tati as his gofer, gag writer, assistant director, and storyboardist.

But that wasn’t enough for the ambitious funnyman Étaix, as he went onto act and direct in a slew of critcally-acclaimed films, including The Suitor and Le Grand Amour — and then also became known as such a comic genius that Paris-Match dubbed him “the French Buster Keaton” and was often compared to Jerry Lewis, to his dismay.

Oh yeah, did I mention that Étaix is still clowning around working, too? The guy just finished up a part in the 2009 release, Micmacs — but if you want to go back to look at his ’60s classics, the films have recently been restored for all to enjoy!