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  • Larry Salk (1936–2004)


    Lawrence “Larry” Michael Salk was an American illustrator that lived most of his life in Los Angeles, California. Larry got his start in fashion illustration, but in the mid-1960 found his niche producing posters for the Hollywood movie industry as well as a variety of commercial illustration assignments. Between TV and film, Larry designed over 165 one sheets for various film studios and distributors. Larry also did a series of paintings for the ‘90s hit TV show Seinfeld and despite his long run in the movie industry may be most remembered for his infamous oil portrait of Kramer from an episode of the show.

    A distinguished member of the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Larry served as the Society's President in 1986 and in 1995 received its Lifetime Achievement Award.

    OVGA has included below Larry Salk’s full known box art catalog:

    1. North & South (Data East | Amiga, DOS | 1990) Not the NES art
    2. Dragon Lord (Spotlight Software | Amiga-US, DOS-US | 1990)
    3. Chavez (American Softworks | SNES | 1994)
    4. Chavez II (American Softworks | Genesis, SNES | 1994)
    5. TNN Bass Tournament of Champions (American Softworks | Genesis, SNES | 1994)
    6. Cannondale Cup (American Softworks | SNES | 1994)

    Larry may also have illustrated the box art TNN Motor Sports Hardcore 4x4 (American Softworks | PlayStation, Saturn | 1996); however, OVGA has been unable to locate a signature or confirm this credit through other means.

    Lawrence Michael Salk

    Born: April 27, 1936 Chicago, Illinois
    Died: August 4, 2004 (aged 68)
    Nationality: American
    Education: Chouinard Art School, UCLA and the Art Center College of Design
    Years Active: 1990–1994

    Additional Images

    Signature on CHAVEZ II Box Art
    Dragon Lord

    Most Popular Larry Salk (1936–2004) Artwork

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