Monday, May 18, 2009

In Memoriam Paul Flora (Austria, 1922-2009)

Article by JMB & Jan

We received the sad news that Paul Flora, the great cartoonist, humanist, humorist and man, passed away shortly before his 87th Birthday on the night of 14 to 15 May 2009.

Flora was one of Europe’s most profiled illustrators since the 1960s. He worked for British newspapers The Times and The Observer as well as for Germany’s Die Zeit.
He was hailed especially for his illustrations of political events but also enjoyed drawing animals and fellow Tyroleans who he would portray as grumpy.
Flora was awarded the Great Honorary Silver Honour for Services for the Republic of Austria four years ago.

I have some books, where some of his cartoons are published in (such as Cartoon 56, Diogenes Verlag, Zürich, 1956) and Paul Flora is mentioned in Who's Who in Satire and Humor (and The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons. Jean-Marie pays a tribute by sending us the cover of a big series of cartoon books by Paul Flora out , some out of his collection.

out of Cartoons 56 - Diogenes, Zürich

out of Cartoons 56 - Diogenes, Zürich


Eulenspiegel, Berlin, 1977



1957 (1958)

1957 (1961)


1958 (1964)


Paris, 1960

Learn more:
Paul Flora - official website
Paul Flora - Wikipedia
Recent Flora art in Galerie Seywald
Taxispalais Flora Exhibition
The Austrian Times
Stamps created by Paul Flora

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