´The Times´ caricaturist Paul Flora died in Innsbruck

Caricature artist Paul Flora has passed away aged 86 in Innsbruck,
it was announced Friday.
Flora, who would have turned 87 on 29 June,
passed away last night in a clinic in the Tyrolean capital.
Flora was one of Europe’s most profiled illustrators since the 1960s.
He worked for British newspapers The Times and The Observer
as well as for Germany’s Die Zeit.
He was hailed especially for his illustrations of political events but also enjoyed drawing
animals and fellow Tyroleans who he would portray as grumpy.
Flora was awarded the Great Honorary Silver Honour for Services
for the Republic of Austria four years ago.
Flora was born in Glurns, a small town in South Tyrol,
Italy but moved to Innsbruck at the age of six. Asked about his childhood Flora once said
he was “raised rather hastily and at the side” as one of six children.
During his World War Two service for the German-Austrian Third Reich, Flora was arrested
by US troops before returning to Innsbruck in May 1945.