Nebraska Authors

Reynold Brown

AKA: William Reynold Brown

Born 1917-10-18 Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Died 1991-08-24
Chadron, NE (USA)

Dawes County, NE (USA)
Bethel Cemetery

Movie Poster Artist and Illustrator, Reynold Brown moved to Chadron, Nebraska following a stroke in 1976. He continued to paint until his death.

Places Lived

Los Angeles, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Chadron, NE (1976-1991)

Author Of

  • Visual Work


Comic Art; Movie Posters; Illustrations


Alhambra High School, Phoenix, AZ
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA


Comic Artist
Technical Artist, North American Aviation
Advertising Illustrator
Art Teacher, Art Center College of Design
Movie Poster Illustrator

Places Worked

North American Aviation
Otis College of Art and Design
Advertising Illustrator for many popular magazines
Art Department, Universal Pictures


In 1994, Mel Bucklin's documentary about Reynold Brown entitled "The Man Who Drew Bug-Eyed Monsters" was broadcast on Public Broadcasting Stations.


Comic Artist for "Tailspin Tommy" (1936-1937)

Poster Illustrations include:

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Tarantula (1955)
This Island Earth (1955)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
The Land Unknown (1957)
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Ben-Hur (1959)
The Atomic Submarine (1959)
Spartacus (1960)
The Alamo (1960)
The Time Machine (1960)
The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1961)
King of Kings (1961)
How the West Was Won (1962)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
War of the Zombies (1964)
Shenandoah (1965)

Drew illustrations for magazines such as Argosy, Popular Science, Saturday Evening Post, Boy's Life, Outdoor Life, and Popular Aviation.

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