Robert Peak (1927-1992) was a prolific 20th century American illustrator who revolutionized advertising in the film industry.Born in Denver, Colorado he attended Wichita State University and the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He transformed the approach to movie advertising with his collages of film stills or head shots to lively artistic illustrations. His innovate solution-painting characters and scenes into a single montage was used in over 100 posters. He moved to New York in 1953, and his work appeared in major advertising and national magazines, including Time magazine. He is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including the 1992 Key Art Lifetime Achievement Award.