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Miche Wynants Mid century illustrator

July 14, 2014

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I’ve been trying to find out a little about illustrator Miche Wynants who worked on a number of books in the mid sixties, but apart from a hint that he maybe from Belgium, the internet came up a blank. : (  I think that his work, especially on Noah’s Ark is stunning.

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Wonderful textures and rolling blues and greens in the stormy sea here.

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These Lions are fab too and the brown and pink foxes with their extra loooong tails, are also pretty cool.

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Here’s a couple of covers of other books Miche Illustrated.

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I imagine that these exciting flip books would keep children amused for quite a while.

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If anyone has any info or images of Miche’s work that they could pass on, I’d love to include them on my blog. Do get in touch, thank you.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan Reuben permalink
    July 14, 2014 9:06 pm

    Miche Wynants: beautiful work! I had never heard of him. This link confirms Belgian:
    http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/author/de-vinck-antoine-illustrated-by-miche-wynants/page-1/

    The relevant text:
    ” illustrated in soft pastels by the Belgian artist Miche Wynants. “

  2. July 14, 2014 9:18 pm

    So if you can be bothered, you could probably find out more from the Belgian branch of IBBY. Contact details pasted below:

    Belgian Section of IBBY – Flemish Branch

    c/o Stichting Lezen
    Frankrijklei 130/4
    BE-2000 Antwerp
    Tel [int. +32] 3 204 10 00
    Fax [int. +32] 3 204 10 09
    E-mail: evadevos@stichtinglezen.be
    http://www.stichtinglezen.be

    President of the Flemish Branch
    Ms Majo de Saedeleer
    E-mail:
    majodesaedeleer@stichtinglezen.be
    (address of the section in Antwerp)

    Liaison Officer of the Flemish Branch
    Ms Eva Devos
    (address of the section in Antwerp)

    • July 14, 2014 10:02 pm

      Many thanks for your email, how helpful. I did come across the Abebooks link and IBBY too, so I’ll see if they can help. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness.

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