Andy Jurinko, who produced what many consider some of the best baseball art ever seen, died earlier this month.
Jurinko’s work was featured in several collecting publications over the years. He was best known for his depictions of defunct ballparks.
Jurinko died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Manhattan, not far from Ground Zero.
Jurinko’s work focused on the late 1940s until about 1960.
“I thought I’d like to pay homage to those guys who made $25,000 a year if they were lucky,” Jurinko replied when a reporter asked why he focused on the era commonly known as baseball’s ‘golden age’.
You can read more about his work in the New York Times.