Andre Francois

Hungarian-born French artist André François, 1915-2005, was a sculptor, painter, set and graphic designer, children’s book illustrator, but best known for his drôle illustrations for the likes of Punch and The New Yorker. Below, a cover of his for Vogue, 1949 (why don’t they make covers like that anymore!). Look inside it over at HPrints for the Langlais and Gruau ads…

Vogue Paris 1949 June André François

The New Yorker Cover - July 10, 1978 Premium Giclee Print

…from his children’s book of 1958, ‘Roland’…see more of it at MaGalerie A Paris

…and check out illustrator Brad Holland‘s moving post to François at Drawger, regarding the catastrophic fire that ravaged his studio…

 

 

…thanks to Holland, the Illustrator’s Partnership has set up on their website a tribute to the artist by his colleagues and admirers, which can be found here, and a catalogue has been produced, full of the fragments of François’ fire-licked work, produced by Le Centre André François, to be found here. Read his NYT obituary here

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