James Leslie Wallace was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on June 14, 1887. "Les" Wallace came to the U.S. in 1908 and was art director for the Denver Post
for several years.
During WWI his cartoon Harvest Moon in Europe
was commended by Teddy Roosevelt as a great contribution to the cause of the Allies.
Wallace settled in southern California in 1919, and during the last six years of his life was art director of the Long Beach Press Telegram.
He died there on Feb. 21, 1932.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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