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BRUNHOFF, Jean de (1899 - 1937), Painter, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BRUNHOFF, Jean de (1899 - 1937), Painter, draughtsman

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 9 December 1899, in Paris; died 16 October 1937.

Painter, draughtsman. Portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, flowers, animals. Cartoons.

Jean de Brunhoff was best known for his drawings, and his creation of Babar and his elephant kingdom was a precursor of cartoons. One of his children, Laurent de Brunhoff, a talented draughtsman, successfully continued the elephant's adventures from 1946.

De Brunhoff exhibited

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