Paul FLORA was born in 1922 in Glurns im Vin­schgau in South Tyrol. 1928 moved to Inns­bruck. 1942 to 1944 stud­ied at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Munich. Flo­ra was draft­ed into the war in 1944. 1945 return to Tyrol after a short Amer­i­can impris­on­ment. Free­lance artist since then. The ear­ly work was strong­ly influ­enced by Kubin, but before 1950 he rad­i­cal­ly broke with the dense hatch­ing and turned to fine, thin-line, del­i­cate draw­ing. He con­se­quent­ly devel­ops an unmis­tak­able brush tech­nique. He worked for numer­ous news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines, includ­ing for “Die Zeit”, and took part in the 1966 Venice Bien­nale. The iron­ic-sar­cas­tic draw­ings by the graph­ic artist, car­i­ca­tur­ist and illus­tra­tor found inter­na­tion­al recog­ni­tion. Flo­ra died in Inns­bruck in 2009 at the age of 86. 1962 — first exhi­bi­tion in the Welz gallery.

Paul FLORA was born in 1922 in Glurns im Vin­schgau in South Tyrol. 1928 moved to Inns­bruck. 1942 to 1944 stud­ied at the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in Munich. Flo­ra was draft­ed into the war in 1944. 1945 return to Tyrol after a short Amer­i­can impris­on­ment. Free­lance artist since then. The ear­ly work was strong­ly influ­enced by Kubin, but before 1950 he rad­i­cal­ly broke with the dense hatch­ing and turned to fine, thin-line, del­i­cate draw­ing. He con­se­quent­ly devel­ops an unmis­tak­able brush tech­nique. He worked for numer­ous news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines, includ­ing for “Die Zeit”, and took part in the 1966 Venice Bien­nale. The iron­ic-sar­cas­tic draw­ings by the graph­ic artist, car­i­ca­tur­ist and illus­tra­tor found inter­na­tion­al recog­ni­tion. Flo­ra died in Inns­bruck in 2009 at the age of 86. 1962 — first exhi­bi­tion in the Welz gallery.


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