White Plains, NY
Roger Kastel, a native of White Plains, New York, began his art career while still in high school. After serving in the Navy during the Korean War, Roger returned home and became a professional artist doing freelance work for various studios, as well as ad agencies throughout New York. Roger’s reputation as a top flight illustrator now made its way to Hollywood, and he was asked to paint the movie poster for George Lucas' highly anticipated sequel to Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Jaws for Steven Spielberg. This award winning artist is a long time member of the Society of Illustrators, where he has work in the Society’s permanent collection.