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James Avati | the artist



The artist James Avati
Born Dec 14 1912, Bloomfield, USA.
Died Febr 27 2005, Petaluma, CA, USA.
Style and technique of the artist: Painting,

Paperback Cover Artist


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For about twenty years roughly between 1940 and 1960 - there flourished in this country a singular style in painting and illustration. It was brooding, colorful, realistic, and often vaguely pornographic, and it manifested itself on the covers of paperback books...

Probably no other paperback illustration style has had more imitators than that developed by James Avati...

Gemeentemuseum Helmond; Estate of James Avati