Falick Novick (1878-1957) immigrated from Russia to New York in 1893, working initially as a plumber's assistant. His uncle helped him get a job in the coal business and he moved to Chicago in 1907 with the hope of becoming a metalsmith. Once in Chicago, his uncle again assisted him, largely funding his metalworking shop.
Novick was known for making outstanding trays both in copper and silver. He also created copper and silver bowls for The Kalo Shop. Novick's early silver reflects the Russian craft tradition; however, his pieces were soon influenced by The Kalo Shop. His silver is usually of a heavy gauge and often with an unusual monogram in a diamond or almond shape. Falick Novick later retailed his holloware through Macy's, and Georg Jensen offered to market his silver, an offer that Novick declined. (See: Sharon Darling, Chicago Metalsmiths, 1977, pp. 94, 97-8)