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Alain Grée. 1960’s Illustrator and Author

February 13, 2011

The French illustrator and author Alain Gree was born on July, 21st 1936 in Eaubonne, near Paris,

as an author and illustrator of children’s books. Grée published over 300 books for several editors,

most of which in the 1960’s and 70’s.

His books were translated around the world into 20 different languages. In that same period,

he had the concept and artwork for 12 educational board games for children.

He has recently remastered some of his earlier children’s books for the Japanese market,

and is now working to develop the Alain Grée license further throughout the world.

His main hobby and passion is sailing. He has owned several sailing ships since the 1970’s

on which he has crossed the Atlantic Ocean twice, he made many sailing trips all over the

world while working on new children’s stories and illustrations on board.

I love his colourful, fun illustrations and his simplistic, yet engaging layouts.  I feel he was quite the

forward thinker using a combination of drawn and photographic imagery. There are some more

detailed images of his books here.

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