Artists > Anselmo Ballester
Born in 1897. Died in 1974. Worked from 1936-1960
Anselmo Ballester, himself the son of a painter and graphic artist, studied painting and figure drawing in Rome in the first part of the 1900â€²s. By 1911, it is said that he was already creating his first sketches for film posters, which would soon become his specialty. Ballester along with his contempories, Alfredo Capitani and Luigi Martinati, together formed a company called BCM (for Ballester-Capitani-Martinati). Between them, they produced the finest collection of movie poster art imaginable.