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Roger Duvoisin

Roger Duvoisin spent a lifetime painting, writing and illustrating. Born in 1904 in Geneva, Switzerland, he attended music and art schools in Switzerland and France. He worked in a textile studio for many years, a career which brought him to New York in 1927. It was here that his fist children's book was published in 1932. When the textile company went on to business he continued working as a commercial artist for many clients, including The New Yorker.

Duvoisin became best known for his Veronicia books and the Happy Lion series which he illustrated and his wife, Louise Fatio, wrote. He received a Caldecott Medal for illustrating White Snow, Bright Snow. His work was picked four times for the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year, 17 times for the American Institute of Graphic Arts Fifty Best Books of the Year, the Society of Illustrators Award, The Rutgers Award, the Hans Christian Anderson Medal runner-up, Silver Medallion, and Kerlan Award.

Duvoisin died in 1980.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

A Little Boy Was Drawing
Spring Snow
The Little Whistler
Frog in the Well
Sun Up
The World in the Candy Egg
Petunia
Earth and Sky
Petunia Takes a Trip
It’s Time Now
A Doll for Marie
The Beaver Pond
The Lamb and the Child

--B. Redman