Robert Florczak

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Robert Florczak is an American artist, musician, and illustrator.[1]

Florczak grew up in Bound Brook, New Jersey and was a student at Bound Brook High School.[2] After graduation Florczak attended the Cooper Union in New York City, studied painting under Will Barnet,[no citations needed here] receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, was Artist-In-Residence at Widener University,[no citations needed here] and taught painting at The Art Institute of Philadelphia.[no citations needed here] As a professional artist, Florczak has had an active career that spans more than three decades, with extensive work in the fine arts, advertising, entertainment, and publishing fields.[no citations needed here]

Florczak has produced the artwork for eight published children's picture books. Florczak’s premiere book, "The Rainbow Bridge" (1997) was an American Bookseller Pick of the List.[no citations needed here] Following were "Rough Sketch Beginning" and "Birdsong".[no citations needed here] All three books were published by Harcourt. For Harper Collins, Florczak created the art for "The Persian Cinderella"; the book was on the master list for the 2001 Texas Bluebonnet Award. Charles Dickens’ "The Magic Fish-bone" (Harcourt),[no citations needed here] was released in 2000.[no citations needed here] "A Cowboy Christmas" (Simon & Schuster, 2001), was followed by "YIKES!!!", his first self-authored book, which was published by Scholastic's Blue Sky Press. 2004 saw the publication of "Horses Of Myth" (Dutton).

As a recording artist, Florczak has performed in venues ranging from nightclubs such as The Bitter End to concert halls such as Aspen's Wheeler Opera House.[no citations needed here] His music has been recorded and released internationally[no citations needed here], including the soundtrack that he composed and performed with The National Philharmonic Orchestra for the motion picture Roar, in London.[3]

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