By no means complete, this page includes Amsel's personal and portfolio projects, book and magazine covers, advertisements, as well as entertainment illustrations outside the realm of album artwork and movie and concert posters. As most of this work comes from Amsel's early career, finding quality images is often difficult -- so, too, is verifying Amsel's authorship when his signature is not easily visible.


I feel this represents an extraordinary period for the artist, as he obviously juggled many different projects for a wide assortment of clients -- including the magazines Time, Argosy, Good Housekeeping, GQ, Ladies Home Journal, and book publishers like Ballantine and Signet. (Where the heck did he find the time?)


As with the other galleries, works are presented in "best guess" chronological order, as a number of pieces are undated, or little information remains accessible after so many years have passed. Please contact me if you have any more information or corrections.

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Website designed and maintained by Adam McDaniel. All featured photographs, reproductions, and scans of Richard Amsel's artwork are presented here via Fair Use Laws, for the purposes of educational insight, historical analysis, and creative criticism, and are not intended to infringe on any copyrights; images came from either the public domain, my own personal research and scans, or were expressly provided to me for inclusion on this site. While individuals within Amsel's family, friends, and colleagues have previously expressed support and enthusiasm, is neither an official website of Richard Amsel, nor does it claim any copyright ownership to the late artist's work. Any mention of auctions, sales, books, prints, or links to any other merchandise, are included here strictly for educational and informational purposes, and do not profit the web host nor the site owner. No money is generated by this website. All original writing and commentary, including the article "The Art & Artistry of Richard Amsel: American Illustrator" © 2008, 2020 by Adam McDaniel. All rights reserved, and registered with the Writers Guild of America. 

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