Love Jim Flora’s illustrations! Can’t wait to frame my “Mambo for Cats” print. I also have two of his albums, “Inside Sauter-Finegan”, “Bix and Tram”, and 2 books.
James “Jim” Flora (January 25, 1914 - July 9, 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.