Sunday, July 22, 2018

RIP MAC (Macari Gómez Quibus)

Poster artist Macario Gómez Quibus dies, "Mac"

July 21, 2018
Artist of posters such as 'For a Few Dollars More', 'The Executioner' or 'The Big Family', the cartoonist Mac (Macario Gómez Quibus) dies at 92

As reported by several people close to the famous cartoonist and poster, the famous Mac has died at the age of 92 years.

Born in Reus, the city where he was born in 1926, the cartoonist Macario Gómez Quibus developed an impressive career making the Spanish versions of posters of great Hollywood hits such as “The Ten Commandments” and “Doctor Zhivago”, but also of Spanish films such as “El Verdugo”, “El Stroller” and “The Big Family” and several editions of the Sitges Festival.

In 2006, Filmoteca Española paid tribute to the artist's career with an exhibition in which 75 of his best-known works were seen, recognition that was joined by all kinds of international personalities, from Charlton Heston to Kirk Douglas to Salvador Dali.

In 2012, the short filmmaker David Muñoz (winner of the recent contest Japan and Spain, 150 years) made the documentary “Un chico de portada” around the figure of Mac.

Mac has been recognized in his country as the last great poster designer.  More than 4,000 creations, including posters, guides, press pens and video covers, testify to his great artistic skills, which deserved recognition in Hollywood.  Some of his most prominent posters are:
“Ivanhoe” (1952), “Moulin Rouge” (1953), “La tentación vive arriba” (1955), “Mientras Nueva York duerme” (1956), “Los Diez Mandamientos” (1956), “El zurdo” (1958), “La momia” (1959), “Carmen la de Ronda” (1959), “El Cid” (1961), “Pecado de amor” (1961), “Desde Rusia con amor” (1963), “El verdugo” (1963), “A Few Dollars More” (1965), “Doctor Zhivago” (1965), “Primera plana” (1974), “Lucky Luciano” (1974) and “Posse” (1975).

QUIBUS, Macari Gómez
Born: 3/8/1926, Reus, Tarragona, Spain
Died: 7/20/2018, Olesa de Montserrat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Macari Gómez Quibus’ western – poster artist:
Stagecoach - 1939
The Mark of Zorro - 1940
Angel and the Badman - 1947
Fort Apache - 1948
Yellow Sky - 1948
Rio Grande - 1950
Along the Great Divide - 1951
The Savage – 1952
Viva Zapata! - 1952
The Misfits – 1961
One-Eyed Jacks - 1961
Black Spurs - 1965
For a Few Dollars More – 1965
Los Cuatreros - 1965
The Big Gundown – 1966
Ride Beyond Vengeance - 1966
Hombre - 1967
Hang ‘Em High - 1968
Shalako - 1968
Macho Callahan - 1970
Pancho Villa - 1971
When Legends Die - 1972
Chino – 1973
High Plains Drifter - 1973
Showdown - 1973
Posse – 1975
The White, the Yellow, the Black - 1975
Cattle Annie and Little Britches - 1981

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