Artist of the moment…….Laurent De Brunhoff

De Brunhoff comes from a very artistic family, his father Jean De Brunhoff and his mother came up with the idea of Babar the elephant. His mother made the stories for her children who were 4 and 5 years old at the time. The children convinced their father, who wan illustrator and artist to try and get his books published. Before passing away in the mid 1930s Jean published several books dealing with Babar.

Laurent De Brunhoff worked with his father as a colorist for some of his later books featuring Babar. Laurent went on to learn his father’s drawing style and produce more books of Babar and other characters he developed on his own.

For his artistic education Laurent De Brunhoff  attended the Academie de la Grand Chaumiere.

Most works comprised by Brunhoff for Babar are done with gouache and india ink.

In this clip Laurent De Brunhoff talks more about the wonderful stories of Babar!:

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $10,000.  Brunhoff has worked in oils and done many prints over the years.

Babar was a great part of my childhood!

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