Born: 1900 October 7 in Berestechko, Volhynian Governorate, Imperial Russia (1721-1917)

Died: 1954 August 18 in Phoenicia, New York, United States

Biography: Louis Goodman Ferstadt (7 October 1900–August 1954) was a Jewish American muralist and comics artist.

He was a member of the Art Students League of Chicago in 1923. Ferstadt later won a scholarship to the Art Students League of New York at the age of 23 and moved to New York City. He later studied at The Educational Alliance art school after his scholarship funds were depleted. In 1926–1927, Ferstadt did a comic strip called The Kids on Our Block in the New York Evening Graphic.

He painted murals at the RCA Building and the Eighth Street Subway station in New York City on the occasion of the 1939 World's Fair. He drew comics, including "Chuck", "Mr. Risk", and "The Bouncer". Ferstadt identified as a communist and regularly contributed comic strips for the Daily Worker newspaper.

Ferstadt died of a heart attack at a campsite in Phoenicia, New York, in August 1954. His collection of art lie in the New York Public Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Tel Aviv Museum and the Jewish museum of Birobidzhan.

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.


    Lou Ferstadt Type: Common Alternative Name

Other Names:

  1. L. F. Type: Pen Name
  2. Louis Ferstadt Type: Common Alternative Name
  3. Louis Goodman Ferstadt Type: Common Alternative Name
  4. Looey Type: Pen Name


  1. Art Students League of New York 1923 ? to ?


  1. E. E. Hibbard [generic]
  2. F. [generic]
  3. Ferstadt [generic]
  4. Gregg Powers [generic]
  5. L. F. [generic]
  6. L.F. [generic]
  7. Lew Howe [generic]
  8. Looey [generic]
  9. Lou [generic]
  10. Lou Ferstadt [generic]
  11. Louis Ferstadt [generic]
  12. Otis [generic]


  1. Employee of - Demby Studio (b. 1939)
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1939.
  2. Employee of - Eisner and Iger Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: Did unconfirmed pencils and inks for the studio during 1937-1939.
  3. Owner - Ferstadt Studio (b. 1942)
    Notes: Was owner and director of the studio during 1942-1945.
  4. Employee of - Funnies, Inc. (b. 1939)
    Notes: Did backgrounds 1942.
  5. Employee of - Iger Shop
    Notes: Did pencils and inks circa 1941.