Saul Tepper
BornDecember 20, 1899
DiedJanuary 1987 (1987-02) (aged 87)
Known forIllustration, Composer
AwardsSociety of Illustrators Hall of Fame, 1980

Saul Tepper (December 20, 1899 – January 1987)[1] was an American illustrator and songwriter. Tepper studied under illustrator Harvey Dunn at the Grand Central School of Art in New York City.[2]

Tepper began his career with Albert Dorne as a letterer for fashion catalogs but went on to do story illustrations for the most popular magazines of the day. Additionally, his illustrations appeared in advertising for major companies such as General Electric, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Mobil, and Texaco.[3][4]

In the 1950s, Tepper created television commercials while an art director for J. Walter Thompson.

Later in life, he became a songwriter whose work was recorded by Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, and Harry James.

He was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1980.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Social Security Death Index for Saul Tepper". Retrieved 2012-02-05.
  2. ^ "AskArt Saul Tepper". Retrieved 2012-02-05.
  3. ^ "Academic Study of a Man: Saul Tepper". Retrieved 2012-02-06.
  4. ^ "Saul Tepper short biography". Retrieved 2012-02-06.
  5. ^ "1980 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame Inductee, Saul Tepper". Retrieved 2012-02-06.