American pulp artist Sam Cherry was born in the Bronx, New York on October 15, 1903. When he was a boy he won many art contests. Cherry dropped out of High School to work construction after his sophomore year. While working construction he attended night school art classes at the Art Students League in New York. His first career in art was as a sign painter and window display artist. In 1939 he started to work freelance for pulps. Cherry’s work in pulps would become his most well-known. Cherry gained successes during World War Two because he could not serve in the War because of his older age and children. Many artists had been drafted so he gained a lot of work. Cherry also did freelance advertising work and book covers. Cherry passed away in 1975.