Alex Schomburg was born into a prosperous family in Puerto Rico in 1905. He moved to New York City in the early 1920s and worked as a freelance artist with his three brothers. Much of Schomburg’s early freelance work was for Timely Comics, which would later become known as Marvel Comics. While working for Timely, Schomburg illustrated covers featuring such iconic comic book heroes as Capt. America and the Human Torch. In the early 1950s, Schomburg left the comics industry and spent the rest of his career doing cover art for science fiction publications.
A small sampling of his work can be found below.