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Leo Lionni Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1988

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one chalk illustration from Fish is Fish, and proofs associated with the production of Tico and the Golden Wings.

Dates

  • circa 1964-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be 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. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Leo Lionni was born May 5, 1910, in Amsterdam, Holland. He came to the United States in 1939 and became a naturalized citizen in 1945. He attended schools in Holland, Belgium, the United States, Italy, and Switzerland. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Genoa in 1935.

His career as a free-lance writer, designer, and painter lasted from 1930-39. He held positions as art director or design director for several companies from 1939-62. He was head of the graphics design department at Parsons School of Design in New York City, 1952-1954.

Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children's books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner -- for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.

Biographical sources:

"Leo Lionni." Something About the Author. Vol. 72. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1993.

"Leo Lionni." Random House. www.randomhouse.com/kids/lionni/author.html.

Extent

4 items

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of one chalk illustration and three double sheets of page proofs.

Arrangement

Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Leo Lionni between 1975 and 1977.
Title
Leo Lionni Papers, circa 1964-1970
Status
Completed
Author
David E Byer
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • July 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

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