Art Sunday #216: Alain Gree


Alain Grée (born 21 July 1936 in Eaubonne, France) is a French illustrator and author.

He is the author of three detective novels (“La Chouette” editions) and produced children’s broadcasts on the French national television for two years.

As an author and illustrator of children’s books, Alain Grée published over 300 works for several editors (Casterman, Hachette, etc.), most in the 1960s and 70s. His books were translated around the world into 25 different languages. In that same period, Alain Grée also invented illustrated artwork for 12 educational board games for children, issued by Nathan.

He also worked as an illustrator for “Pomme d’Api” and “Journal de Babar” magazines. Later he created 10 books as initiation works to ship navigation for Gallimard editions. He was also a journalist for the “Voiles et Voiliers” (sailing ships) magazine for 20 years and is currently working as a graphic designer and editor of advertising publications.

He has been active as a Graphic designer, creating catalogues, brochures, posters etc..

His lovely, beautiful and colourful illustrations have been influencing young illustrators and artists over the world.

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6 thoughts on “Art Sunday #216: Alain Gree

  1. Beautiful picture. My favorite childrens book illustrators is Ilon Wikland and Tove Janson. Wikland drew Astrid Lindgren book illustrations and Tove Janson did the Moominland characters. “Pling”

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