Born in Lima, Ohio, Arthur Flory became a graphic artist and illustrator of children's books. Many of his prints employ the abstract language of line, shape, and color. In Blossoms, Flory contrasts the strength of a branch with the airy delicacy of flowers. Cool blue tones and solid horizontal bands of color set a quiet mood in Winter Stream. Flory studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art and the National Academy of Design.
[This is an excerpt from the interactive companion program to the videodisc American Art from the National Gallery of Art. Produced by the Department of Education Resources, this teaching resource is one of the Gallery's free-loan educational programs.]