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George Waiss

 (1907 - 1990)
George C. Waiss was active/lived in California, Colorado.  George Waiss is known for animation, newspaper artist.

Biography   George Waiss


Born in Chicago, Illinois on June 1, 1907. After a brief career as a boxer, Waiss worked as an artist for the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post until the 1930s.  A self-taught artist, he then was an animator for Walter Lantz and later an animator on Walt Disney's 1940 classic, Fantasia. He died in Thornton, CO on July 17, 1990.

The following correction was submitted in June of 2006 by Fred  G. Waiss, Sr., son of the artist:
George, my father, was born in Chicago, Ill.  His father, a medical doctor, died of a burst appendix when George was age two.  His mother later remarried and moved to Colorado with George and his two older brothers.  His mother (Nellie Redfield Waiss) d

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
SF Chronicle, 7-22-1990 (obituary).

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