Alvin Lustig (1915–1955) trained at the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles and also briefly studied with Frank Lloyd Wright. His career highlights include numerous book jackets for New Directions and Noonday Press. The Alvin Lustig Collection was donated to RIT in 1986 by his widow, Elaine Lustig Cohen.
Drew, Ned and Paul Sternberger. Purity of Aim: The Book Jacket Designs of Alvin Lustig, Rochester: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, 2010.