DescriptionNORMAN SAUNDERS (American 1906 - 1988)
Dime Detective Magazine, pulp cover, August 1952
Oil on board
22.25 x 15.5 in.
This dramatic cover illustration spotlights a scene based on the thriller, Trap for a Tigress, in the hallmarked sensational noir style that established Saunders as America's preeminent pulp illustrator. Saunders is celebrated for his fast-action scenes and beautiful women. He was renowned for his ability to meet a publisher's deadline, and in the heyday of pulps and paperbacks, 1935-53, he would often produce an astounding 100 paintings per year.
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