Introduction by Robert Delpire.
Funny and moody drawings, children’s books, ad campaigns, posters, painting, sculpture and more, André François is one of the great contemporary illustrators.
Born in Rumania in 1915, André François emigrated in 1934 to Paris, where he frequented the Cassandre studio. He soon attracted notice for his whimsical stroke and a uniquely nonchalant way of handling a wide range of subjects. Prestigious English-language magazines commission covers – some of which have become classics – from him. Vogue, Citroën and Le Nouvel Observateur, among others, allowed him to develop his multi-facetted talent. Slipping with stunning ease into multiple roles, he designs everything from advertising posters to stage sets.