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 James S. Avati  (1912 - 2005)

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Lived/Active: New York/New Jersey      Known for: illustrator-book, genre, figure

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1912 (New Jersey)

New York/New Jersey

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One of the successful illustrators in the mid-to-late-20th century, an era of declining appreciation for traditional illustration, James Avati survived professionally by turning from magazine art to covers for sensational novels.  Many of these books, descendants of the popular pulp magazines during the war, had scenes of hair-raising violence and sexuality that challenged middle class conservatism.  Of Avati, it was written that his "approach was honest and unblinkingly realist (showing 500 of 1849 characters).

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