Art Director Saul Bass Essay by The Research Group

Art Director Saul Bass
A discussion of the life and career of the graphic artist Bass.
# 24347 | 675 words | 4 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 12, 2003 in Art (Artists)

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Discusses the life and career of graphic artist Bass. His graphic designs. His film work including GOODFELLAS, CAPE FEAR, CARMEN JONES, WALK ON THE WILD SIDE, THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM and other noteworthy movies. His many achievements & awards. His own productions of short films. Work on Corporate design programs. Sample of Bass' film & business designs.

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"Born in New York in 1920, after the end of World War I, Saul Bass grew up during a time in history when the world was going through massive changes. Women had just been granted the right to vote and Margaret Sanger was getting ready to launch the National Birth Control League (United States History, 1999). With the economic boom of the 1920s tumbling into the Great Depression of the 1930s, Bass was still fortunate enough to be able to study art under Howard Trafton at the Art Students League from 1936 to 1939. After World War II he continued his studies under Gyorgy Kepes at Brooklyn College, New York from 1944 – 1945 (Contemporary Designers, 1997).

In 1946, Bass moved to Los Angeles and started his company Saul Bass and Associates. Although he did mostly graphic design at the time, by 1954, about the time of the Civil Rights..."

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