Jim Flora - part 3

James "Jim" Flora (1914 – 1998), best known for his distinctive and idiosyncratic album cover art for RCA Victor and Columbia Records during the 1940s and 1950s, was also a prolific commercial illustrator from the 1940s to the 1970s and the author/illustrator of 17 popular children's books. Less well known is that he was a fine artist with a diabolical bent, who created hundreds of paintings, drawings, etchings and sketches over his 84-year lifespan.

My thanks go to Irwin Chusid and the heirs of Jim Flora’s estate for allowing me to use these images. Here is Jim Flora’s official website containing lots more information and some merchandise: www.jimflora.com

This is part 3 of a 3-part post on the works of Jim Flora. For biographical notes on Jim Flora see part 1. For earlier works see parts 1 - 2 also [note: I do not have dates for all the works in part 3].

1966 Fortune Magazine © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

1966 Fortune Magazine 2 © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

1968 The Joking Man © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


1968 Bell Island at Night tempera © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

1969 Little Hatchy Hen © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


1969 Little Hatchy Hen © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

1969 Life Magazine © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

1970s Rowayton Creature Tableau pen, ink, watercolour on illustration board © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


1970 G3 in Tampico painting © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

1970 Chance Encounter tempera © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

1972 Pishtosh Bullwash & Wimple © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


1973 Stewed Goose © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


1976 The Great Green Turkey Creek Monster © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


1978 Grandpa's Ghost Stories © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


1982 Grandpa's Witched-Up Christmas © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


1992 Miff Mole's Cat © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


1996 Chateau Country © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


1996 Mournful Thoughts © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

1998 An Evening at Condon's © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


1998 Taken Before His Time © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

2004 "Conviction" Taylor Mali CD cover © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

The above Taylor Mali cover is a reworking of Flora's famous 1947 Gene Krupa cover I featured in part 1:

1947 "Gene Krupa and His Orchestra" 78 album cover © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com
The Gene 1947 Gene Krupa cover is also employed for the cover of a forthcoming book by Irwin Chusid and Barbara Economon, who have sent me an exclusive preview:

© The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

2006 "Do This" Reptet CD cover © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


2007 "Whirled Chamber Music" Quartet San Francisco CD © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


2007 "Ectoplasm" The Raymond Scott Quintet (1948-49 recordings) album cover © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

2008 "Pow Wow" R. Stevie Moore digital © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


2008 "Chicken or Beef?" Reptet CD cover © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

2008 Terry Adams Rock & Roll Quartet 7" single © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

2009 "Agendacide" Reptet 7" single © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


2009 "R. Stevie Moore Sings Ford Theatre" digital © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

2009 "Duos" Charles Wuorinen CD cover © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

2010 "Every Voice Counts" Clockwork Singers CD cover © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


2011 "Stepping High Dance and Other Songs" Eddie Murray digital © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


2011 "At the Cabin" Reptet CD cover © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

2011 "Alone with You" Cracked Latin CD cover © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

2012 "Suite for Violin and Piano" Raymond Scott CD cover © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


2012 "Raymond Scott Rewired" Various Artists CD cover © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com
 Some miscellaneous works I couldn't find dates for:

Berber Camel Market © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

Barberinni © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

Erotic Nightmare © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

Dr. Seuss' "500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


Great Ship © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


Finger Flip © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

King In Samarkand © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

Iano Hands acrylic on canvas © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

Celebities pen & ink © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

The Errant Postulant acrylic on canvas © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

Paddleboat © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com


Pena Palace - Portugal © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

Polka Party © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

San Gimininano © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

Sauter-Finegan Revisited album cover © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

Serenade © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

Square Dances Vol. 1 album cover © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

The Skittish Horse © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com

The War of the Bands Concert EP album cover © The Heirs of James Flora, courtesy JimFlora.com
  

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