With a Preface by Christine Plu.
Having started out as a graphic designer in advertising, Georges Lemoine then became an illustrator for children’s books and magazines. His poetical, sensitive pencil drawings and watercolors made him famous thanks to their delicate lines, soft colors, and their own peculiar luminosity. His work, with its perfectly mastered composition, radiates an expression that could be described as literary and a minimalist grace from which a unique and seemingly weightless atmosphere emerges.
This book shines a spotlight on a leading figure in children’s illustration (he has worked with Élisabeth Brami and Rolande Crausse), whose name is now associated with major writers of our time (J.-M.G. Le Clézio, Andersen, Marguerite Yourcenar and Claude Roy, among others).