Saul Bass

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Birth Name: Saul Bass
Born: 05/08/1920
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 04/25/1996

Saul Bass was born on May 8, 1920 in The Bronx, NY, the son of Ukrainian Jewish émigrés, his father a furrier. Bass showed an artistic bent early on, drawing everything he saw. Just 15 when he graduated James Monroe High, he went on to study at the Art Students League of New York, supplementing that with night classes at Brooklyn College with Hungarian-born artist Gyorgy Kepes. After some entry-level commercial art jobs, Bass landed a job with Warner Bros.' New York office, and in 1946, moved to Los Angeles looking to freelance for the studios. Bass opened his own shop, Saul Bass & Associates, producing by-the-numbers movie ads and picking up some advertising clients. In 1954, he hired des... Continue Bio >>

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