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Florczak grew up in Bound Brook, New Jersey and was a student at Bound Brook High School. 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.
- Artist Robert Florczak: Classical Ideals Give Culture Depth; By Sharon Kilarski, Epoch Times; 28 October 2015
- Levoy, Laurie. "Bound Brook alumni induct 9 and an entire team into Hall of Fame", Courier-Post, October 24, 2010. Accessed March 8, 2011.
- "Various Orchestrated And Conducted By Terence P. Minogue Performed by The National Philharmonic Orchestra – Roar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack And Theme Music)". https://www.discogs.com/Various-Orchestrated-And-Conducted-By-Terence-P-Minogue-Perfomed-by-The-National-Philharmonic-Orches/release/10238905. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
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- Bound Brook High School Alumni Association and Hall of Fame
- Why is modern art so bad? video on YouTube.