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Francisco Gregoric
Presentation IVC 24 - 2011
Washington, D.C.

Francisco Gregoric - Buenos Aires - Argentina

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     I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have been very interested in flags since an early age. However, my first "official" contact with vexillology as a discipline was around 1990 when I read a flag book written by William Crampton.

     In the early 2000s, I started to look for information about flags and vexillology on Internet, and met Alberto Rubén Perazzo, founder of the Asociación Argentina de Vexilología (AAV). Soon after I became an AAV member. I also started to participate in some flags related Internet groups where I met a lot of flag enthusiasts from around the world. I am also member of the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA).

     I like to draw flags, and a lot of my drawings have appeared in several books, magazines, vexillology bulletins and on the Internet.

Francisco Gregoric, 20 January 2015

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Favorite Illustrations:

Francisco Gregoric has over 210 images currently displayed on FOTW. Here are six of his favorite illustrations, chosen by him, with his comments about them.

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Image by Francisco Gregoric
Image by Francisco Gregoric
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3. City of Salta Flag 1813 (reverse side)

Image by Francisco Gregoric
Image by Francisco Gregoric

  1. Flag of Argentina: I am very proud of making the illustration of my country´s flag for FOTW. This drawing follows the official model adopted in 2010 by National Decree.
  2. Flag of Jujuy Province: My first Argentine provincial flag used on FOTW.
  3. City of Salta 1813: (reconstructed) This flag was raised in the city of Salta in 1813. It was the first time this flag was ever drawn. I was able to draw it thanks to information provided by Rodolfo Aredes from Salta.
  4. Uruguay´s Presidential Sash: Back in 2004 I drew these images of the Uruguayan Presidential Sash that became the model for other images of presidential sashes on FOTW.
  5. Mendoza Province Coat of Arms: I used an original 1942 image as a model for this drawing.
  6. Historical flag raised by Juan Facundo Quiroga, made by the Ladies of Mendoza: I used a photo of the original flag that is preserved at the National Museum of History as a model for this image.

Past Projects and Honors:

  • Proud FOTW member and editor of the Argentina and Uruguay sites.
  • Coauthor (with Adolfo Mario Golman) of the book La bandera del Ejército de los Andes: Reflexiones sobre la carta que explica su confección (The Flag of the Andes Army: Thoughts about the Letter that Explain its Making), published in 2014.
  • Author of two papers presented on International Congresses of Vexillology (ICVs): "The Design of the Sun of the Argentine Flag (History - Legislation - Proposals)", presented in the ICV 21 (2005) and "The Flag of the City of Buenos Aires: Four Centuries of History", presented in the ICV 24 (2011).
  • Author of several articles for flag and vexillology related bulletins.
  • Illustrator of flags and coats of arms for books, magazine articles and the Internet (Sadly, many of my drawings have been reused without even asking me for permission or giving me the proper credits).
  • Jury member in the municipal flag contests of Tres de Febrero (2005) and Cañuelas (2007), in the Buenos Aires Province, and Asesor (Advisor) of the municipal flag contest of Río Gallegos (2010) in the Santa Cruz Province.

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