Born on Dec. 24, 1907, Leo Nowak joined Joe Shuster's studio in 1940 and replaced Paul Cassidy on the Superman
comic. He drew the comic until 1943 and then served as a battalion artist during the remainder of WWII.
After the war he moved to southern California and soon settled in Inyokern, where he illustrated political cartoons for the Daily Independent
. He died there on January 6, 2001.
California Art Club, 1955 (1st prize).
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Social Security Death Index (1940-2002).Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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