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 Ralph Milton Novak  (1928 - 1955)

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Lived/Active: California / Austria      Known for: figure, graphic art

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following biography is based on information provided to by Max Novak, brother of the artist:

Ralph Novak was born in New York City on 24 February 1928, the son of George
and Elsie Novak. He studied at the famed High School of Music and Art and
at the High School of Industrial Arts. In 1945 he received a scholarship to
the Art Student's League where he took classes with Raphael Soyer.

He moved to Los Angeles in 1946 and received a scholarship to the Kahn Institute of Art. Working in a wide variety of mediums including oil, in, drawings, and sketches, he began exhibiting in shows at the Institute, at the Los Angeles County Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Fair Art Show, and in a variety of galleries.

His etching, "Twin Beds,"appeared in PRINTS BY CALIFORNIA ARTISTS (Los Angeles: Crest, 1954). In 1954, he married the artist and children's book illustrator, Margot Zemach, and both shared a studio in a building on Hollywood Boulevard, where they painted alongside the artist, Milton Gershgoren.

In that year, Novak received a Fulbright Fellowship for painting in Vienna. He
died there in 1955 of asthma from which he had suffered for many years. Ironically at the time of his death, he was working on a series of paintings on the theme of "Dance of Death."

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