Paul Rader was one of the first artists that I ever profiled on this site. Rader was such a prolific cover artist that I’ve decided to do a second post about Rader, featuring even more of his covers! A native of Brooklyn, Paul Rader was born in 1906, studied art in Europe and had his first museum exhibition at the age of 16, and worked regularly until he passed away in 1986. Rader was so well-regarded by the industry that he was one of the few cover artists allowed to sign his work. With his strong attention to detail and his portraits of strong and powerful women, Rader was responsible for some of the best-known covers of the paperback era.
Here’s even more of his work: