Florence Temko (d. 2009) was the most prolific author on origami in the English language and a pioneer in spreading the art in the United States. She loved to share origami through her books and hands-on demonstrations in schools, colleges, museums, including the Metropolitan Museum in New York, libraries, in corporate settings and in seminars at the National Science Foundation, national teachers conventions of reading, math, art, gifted and learning disabled.
Florence appeared many times on television in the U.S., England and Japan. She was the creator of more than 250 original origami designs and traveled in 31 countries where she met with many local artists and artisans. Her books have received numerous awards and are widely recommended by librarians for their clear step-by-step directions that make folding easy for adults and children. Consultant: Mingei International Museum, San Diego, the major resource of origami on the West Coast. Contributor: national and international magazines and newspapers, including the NY Sunday Times, Boston Globe, American Craft, Delta Airlines Magazine, London Daily Telegraph, Paris Figaro</em>. Founder and Board Member of ORIGAMI USA.