January 24, 2014
James “Jim” Flora (January 25, 1914 – July 9, 1998) is in my opinion one of the most prolific illustrators from the 20th century. He is best known for his distinctive album cover art for RCA Victor and Columbia Records during the 1940s and 1950s, but also worked as a commercial illustrator and fine artist for most of his life. His style is still easily recognizable and is definitely a big inspiration for me and my illustration work. I have noticed a resurgence in this style over the past few years and his work is a true testament in timeless quality and originality. I recently purchased the Bell Island at Night print above from his site where they also carry many other limited edition prints. To be honest I was completely in awe of the quality and craftsmanship with the print and the extras that they included with it.