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André François Papers

Identifier: CLRC-844

Scope and Contents

The collection contains only an 18-page dummy and 6 watercolor illustrations for a book written by John Symonds in 1964.


  • 1964


Language of Materials


Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.

Biographical Sketch

André François was born November 9, 1915, in Timisoara, Rumania. His original surname was Farkas, but he took the name Francois when he became a French citizen in the mid-1930s. He is renowned for his work in a variety of different art fields, from the graphic arts and advertising to set and costume design to cartoons. His artictic ability served him well when he turned his hand to the realm of children's books. His first book illustrations published in the United States were those for Little Boy Brownin 1949. Six years later, with Crocodile Tears, he became creator of the story as well as of the illustrations. That book became a New York TimesChoice of Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year. He won that same award three other times. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, Vol. 25, p. 116


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The collection contains illustrative material for a book written by John Symonds and published by Pantheon.

Physical Location

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André François Papers
Larry Peterson, September 2004
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Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

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