• André François - part 3

    1 month ago - By Poul Webb

    André François was born to a Hungarian family in Temesvár, Austria-Hungary. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest (1932-33). He moved to Paris in 1934 and entered to the atelier of the famous poster artist Adolphe Cassandre (1935-36). He became a French citizen in 1939.
    He worked as a painter, sculptor and graphic designer, but is best remembered for his cartoons, whose subtle humour and wide influence bear comparison to those of Saul Steinberg. François initially worked for French leftist newspapers and illustrated books by authors such as Jacques Prévert, but gradually...
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