In Memory of Sal Casa
December 20, 1927 – December 4, 2019
Sal Casa grew up in New York City.
When he was 18 one of his first jobs was at King Features, where he was the delivery boy. King Features provided cartoons for newspapers and illustrations for magazines. He loved watching those artists at work. Then he served in the Army during WWII and created weekly cartoons for a military publication. After the war he studied art in NYC during the 1940s – 1950s, carefully watching the likes of Jackson Pollack and Willem de Kooning. He attended New York’s School of Visual Arts in 1949, studied art in Washington, D.C., and in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and received a master’s degree in art from Chico State in 1974. His paintings have been shown all over the United States, and was a multiple-award-winning member of the National Watercolor Society. Casa also previously taught at Chico State and the Chico Art Center.