Creative illustrations from Rudolph Belarski (1900-1983)
Born in May 27, 1900 in Dupont, Pennsylvania, a mining town, he moved to NYC in 1922 to study at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He graduated in 1926 and later taught at Pratt from 1928 until 1933. He was famous for his cover arts, such as paintings appeared on the covers of Thrilling Wonder Stories, Wings, and War Birds, The Phantom Detective, Mystery Book, Argosy, and Western Round-Up. In 1948, Belarski took his talents to the world of mass-market paperback publishing, creating dozens of covers for the Popular Library. In 1957, he joined as a staff of the Famous Artists School.