Born in Laverne, CA on Nov. 20, 1892. Jay was the brother of artist Edward Nofziger. While a teenager he played baseball with the Portland team in the Pacific Coast League. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he joined the art department of the Herald in 1921. His portraits and action drawings of prominent figures appeared there until 1933. He then freelanced in Los Angeles into the 1970s. Nofziger's final years were spent in Sacramento; he died there on May 24, 1986. Exh: Cartoonist Club (LA), 1928.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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