This is the FALL -1950 (volume 36 number 4) issue of THE ILLUSTRATOR , a quarterly magazine that was published for commercial illustrators, and students of Art Instruction, Inc.
The editor is Walter J. Wilwerding, a successful illustrator who worked at Sports Afield for many years. He was also the founder, and an art instructor, at Art Instruction, Inc. , a correspondence art course, located in Minneapolis. Norman Saunders studied with Walt Wilwerding from 1925 to 1927 at The Federal School, an earlier art correspondence course that was also located in Minneapolis, MN.
This cover article was written and illustrated by Norm. It was published only a few years after the end of World War Two, and his return from service in China, as a Master Sargeant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, building a gasoline pipeline from India to the Yang Tse River, supplying Chiang Kai Shek's campaign against Japanese occupation.