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36.00"W x 36.00"H x 0.8"D

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Jim Flanagan

PHOENIX, AZ

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: color, high-key, modern, contemporary, abstract, cityscape, buildings, urban, jazzy, contemprary, abstract

Media: acrylic, liquitex, stretched canvas

Size: 36"W x 36"H x 0.8"D

Year Created: 2018

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The imagery I used in this painting is a jazzy riff on the streets of Brooklyn where I grew up combined with the ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings here in Arizona. I enjoyed trying to knit together the various shapes of mostly analogous colors in an interesting and exciting way.

I grew up in a tough Brooklyn neighborhood where any kind of artistic talent labelled you a "sissy". No one ever bought me a set of paints so my drawings were mostly confined to my school copybooks. After high school I landed an apprentice job in a Manhattan graphic design studio which began a long career as a graphic designer,art director, copywriter, and creative director from New York and Philadelphia to Los Angeles and Phoenix (including a ten-year stint teaching design in the Fine Arts Department of Arizona State University). It wasn't until my retirement that I seriously began to explore the pain and pleasures of painting. My paintings grace the homes of clients all over America and the world including Great Britain, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia Education Took classes nights and weekends at.... SCHOOL OF VISUAL ART, NYC PRATT INSTITUTE, BROOKLYN, NY ART STUDENTS LEAGUE, NYC BROOKLYN ART MUSEUM, NY

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