Meiersdorff, German (1934 - 1994)
Leo Meiersdorff was born in Berlin, Germany on Dec. 14, 1934. Meiersdorff had a jazz band in Germany during the 1950s. Arriving in New York City in 1959, after a few years he joined a jazz band and went to New Orleans. When on tour he painted watercolors of people he met and his surroundings.
He moved to southern California about 1979 and for many years lived in Lake Arrowhead, CA. He died in Riverside, CA on June 26, 1994. His forte was paintings of jazz musicians; however, he also designed thousands of posters and 400 record covers.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940" Death Record.