A native of Minnesota, Norman Saunders trained in art by correspondence courses with the Federal Schools, Inc. of Minneapolis. After receiving his diploma in 1927, Saunders received a scholarship to the Chicago Art Institute and worked as a staff artist for Fawcett Publications. After moving to New York in 1934, Saunders started his long and prolific career as an independent pulp artist. By the time he painted his last pulp cover in 1960, he had painted a record 867 pulp covers. After 1960, Saunders illustrated comic books, men’s adventures magazines, and trading cards.
A small sample of his work can be found below: