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Richard Floethe
Date: American illustrator and designer, 1901–1988
Biography: Born in Essen, Germany, Floethe received his art training at the Munich State School, the Dartmund Art School, and at the Bauhaus in Weimar, where he studied with Klee and Kandinsky. He moved to New York in 1928, where he worked as an industrial designer and book illustrator. In the 1930s, he was an administrator in the WPA. He designed and/or illustrated more than 100 books, mostly for children, and served as an instructor at Cooper Union in New York and the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida.