OF NORMAN SAUNDERS
6yr old Norm
in cabin in Bemidji, Minnesota, surrounded by his Grandparents,
Mr. & Mrs. David Saunders. Uncle Cox and father Clare Edgar
Saunders (with pipe) are in the rear.
1929, 22yr old Norm working at his desk at Fawcett Publications
in Minneapolis Minnesota on his first full time job illustrating
for Modern Mechanics.
dressed up for a night on the town in pre-War New York City,
where "a fellow could have a lot of fun if he had a little
Norm at work
painting cover for magazine (51-08, MALE). He is studying a plasticene model of
a wild bull fighting with a jaguar, whose hind leg is speared
by the bulls horn. Norm modeled this sculpture himself in order
to study the lighting effects of the complex composition.
Norm and wife,
Ellene Politis, are posing for a western illustration. Note background
appearance of J.C.Leyendecker painting of witch for Saturday
Evening Post, which Norm had recently bought from the artist's
posing in his living room for an article in "the Illustrator" magazine. The framed
painting hanging on the wall in the rear is one of his own abstract
"Mars Attacks!" prototype. Norm set up a plaster cast human skull
inside of his son's plastic toy space helmet to study the lighting
"BATTLE!" Norm poses with son, David, for "NAZI
standing on the front stoop of his four story brownstone building,
312 West 104th Street, in NYC's Harlem district.
Norm and son,
David, in the backyard of 312 West 104th Street, where Norm loved
to commune with nature and all the noisy New York neighbors.
1983, Norm in his studio, surrounded by pulp covers.
1985, Norm and Ralph DeSoto at
a paperback convention in New York City
on May, 19th 1985.