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Roger Kastel

Roger Kastel, a native of White Plains, New York, studied at the famed Art Students League while still in high school. After serving in the Navy during the Korean War, he began his art career illustrating for every major publishing house in New York City. He illustrated the paperback book cover for Peter Benchley’s Jaws which was later used as the poster for the movie. In 1980, Roger painted the movie poster for The Empire Strikes Back. His work has been recognized in the prestigious books 200 Years of American Illustration and The Illustrator.