Born in Peru to a well-off family, Leo Morey wanted to be an artist from his earliest years. However, his father had other plans and insisted that Leo become an engineer. At the age of 19, Leo set sail for the United States, where he studied at School of Engineering at Louisiana State University. Morey graduated, with a degree in engineering, in 1922 but by 1932 he was living in New York City and making his living as an illustrator. Though Morey worked in all the pulp genres, he was best known and best regarded for his science fiction work. Morey worked through the mid-60s and is today considered to be one of the best of the pulp era science fiction illustrators.
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