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James Flora

 (1914 - 1998)
James Flora was active/lived in New York.  James Flora is known for record album illustrator.

Biography   James Flora

Described as the "unknown creative granddaddy" of atomic age record-album covers with "jagged, volatile images", Jim Flora did work in the 1940s and 1950s that remains a major influence on today's CD cover artists. Flora worked for Columbia and RCE where his characteristic illustrations were described by Ben Sisario in "The New York Times" as "grotesque yet comic Picasso-like figures rendered in a cartoonish, two-dimensional panic. They set a standard of fresh design, bringing Surrealism and geometric abstractions reminiscent of those of Stuart Davis to commercial art and were widely imitated at the time. But by the 60's, with the arrival of rock n' roll and a new aestheic, Flora's covers ended up in the dustbin of discarded pop culture."Displaying 750 of 1671 characters.

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