All of the paperback covers below were done by an illustrator named Harvey Kidder. Born in Massachusetts, he served as an engineer in World War II and was a member of The Society of Illustrators, The Graphic Artists Guild and was a volunteer with the Pocantico Hills Fire Department. He was also the author of “The Kids Book in Chess,” which has been in print since 1970 and is widely considered to be one of the best “beginner” chess manuals ever written.
Check out some of his paperback work below. My favorite is The Double Take.