Ellene Politis and Norman Saunders married in 1947. Here they posed together to create reference for a 1953 Western cover painting. Norman Blaine Saunders (January 1, 1907– March 7, 1989) was a prolific commercial artist who produced paintings for pulp magazines , paperbacks, men's adventure magazines, comic books and trading cards . On occasion, he signed his work with his middle name, Blaine . [ 1 ] [ edit ] Biography [ edit ] Early life and career
Norm Saunders (1907– 1989) By David Saunders Norman Blaine Saunders was born January 1, 1907 in the northern wilderness of Minnesota. His 35 year-old father, Clare, was a war veteran and his 18 year-old mother, Elvira, was one quarter Iroquois Indian. After graduating high school, Norm was trained in art by correspondence courses with The Federal Schools Inc. of Minneapolis.
Ads for Mobil Oil and during WW2, North American Aviation. Illustrated Argosy, Popular Science, Saturday Evening Post, Boy's Life, Outdoor Life, Popular Aviation, Flying Magazine, and paperback covers (Ox-Bow Incident, Perry Mason). Took over the Tailspin Tommy comicstrip from Hal Foster and Glenn Chaffin. Movie posters for How the West Was Won, Thunder Bay, The Alamo, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, King of Kings, Man of a Thousand Faces, Shenandoah, Mutiny on the Bounty, Ben Hur, Spartacus.
Reynold Brown (October 18, 1917 – August 24, 1991) was a prolific American realist artist who drew many Hollywood film posters . He attended Alhambra High School and refined his drawing under his teacher Lester Bonar. [ 3 ] A talented artist, Brown met Hal Forrest , who hired him to ghost draw the comic strip Tailspin Tommy from 1936-1937. [ 4 ] Norman Rockwell 's sister was a teacher at Alhambra High, and Brown later met Rockwell who advised him to leave cartooning if he wanted to be an illustrator. [ 4 ] Brown subsequently won a scholarship to the Otis Art Institute . During World War II he worked as a technical artist at North American Aviation . There he met his wife, fellow artist Mary Louise Tejeda . Following the war Brown drew numerous advertisements and illustrations for magazines such as Argosy , Popular Science , Saturday Evening Post , Boy's Life , Outdoor Life , and Popular Aviation . Brown also drew paperback book covers. [ 5 ]
Michael Amsler Classic Art: Petaluma illustrator James Avati's work has graced the covers of paperbacks by America's finest authors. Illustrator James Avati paints into the future By David Templeton INCREASING MACULAR degeneration. James Avati speaks the phrase carefully, pronouncing the name of his recent diagnosis--"Increasing.
James Avati (December 14, 1912, Bloomfield , NJ – February 27, 2005, Petaluma , CA ) was an American illustrator and paperback cover artist. His father was a professional photographer in New York City . His mother died shortly after his birth. He was raised by his maternal aunt and eventually his father married her.