John Richardson was a printer and illustrator and founded The Richardson Studio in the early 1920s. His studio produced the artwork for Paramount daybill movie posters from the early 1920s to the late 50s with a very distinctive and striking style that was quite unique.
John Richardson's signature appears on just a small group of daybills printed in 1923 and 1924 but it is likely that he would have provided the artwork for a great many posters that would have been unsigned over a forty year period. The signed Richardson Studio posters are among the most sought after of all Australian posters. Sadly, little is known about John Richardson but if you do have any information about the Richardson Studio please email me. The posters in this Exhibition are truly amongst the rarest of the rare.