Laurent de Brunhoff  (French, 1925) 

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Laurent de Brunhoff, At-Celesteville-by-the-Sea

 

Laurent de Brunhoff
At-Celesteville-by-the-Sea
1994

Mary Ryan Gallery
Laurent de Brunhoff, What Could Be Better Than Skiing in Winter?

 

Laurent de Brunhoff
What Could Be Better Than Skiing in Winter?
2006

Mary Ryan Gallery
Laurent de Brunhoff, What Could Be Better Than Gardening in Spring?

 

Laurent de Brunhoff
What Could Be Better Than Gardening in Spring?
2008

Mary Ryan Gallery
Laurent de Brunhoff, Study for "...to the remains of the city and Machu Picchu..."

 

Laurent de Brunhoff
Study for "...to the remains of the city and Machu Picchu..."
2004

Mary Ryan Gallery
  
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Laurent de Brunhoff, Babar

 

Laurent de Brunhoff
Babar
India ink and watercolor

 

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Laurent de Brunhoff, Babar

 

Laurent de Brunhoff
Babar
India ink and watercolor

 

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Laurent de Brunhoff, Babar et ce coquin d'Arthur (in 2 parts)

 

Laurent de Brunhoff
Babar et ce coquin d'Arthur (in 2 parts), 1946
watercolor and India ink

 

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1925   Born on August 30
1926-9   Cecile de Brunhoff makes up an elephant tale as a bedtime story for her children
1931   Jean de Brunhoff expands, names and illustrates the story; the first Babar book, The Story of Babar, is published
1932   Jean de Brunhoff’s second Babar book, The Travels of Babar, is published
1932   Jean de Brunhoff designs wooden reliefs to decorate the French ocean liner,Normandie; commences work on Zephir book
1933   Jean de Brunhoff’s third book, Babar the King, is published
1934 - 1936   Brother Thierry born in November; Pom, Flora, and Alexander join the Babar series as Jean de Brunhoff works on Babar and His Children
1936   Jean de Brunhoff’s Babar and His Children commissioned as a serial with black and white illustrations for the Daily Sketch, a London newspaper
1936   Jean de Brunhoff’s fifth Babar book is published, Babar and Zephir, devoted to Laurent’s and Mathieu’s favorite character
1936 - 1937   Jean de Brunhoff’s Babar and Father Christmas commissioned as a serial with black and white illustrations for the Daily Sketch, a London newspaper
1937   1937 Jean de Brunhoff dies of tuberculosis on October 16
1938   Jean de Brunhoff’s Babar and His Children published in book form; Laurent de Brunhoff’s uncle, Michel de Brunoff, who was a famous editior of Vogue in Paris at the time takes charge of turning the text and pictures into a book; teenager Laurent de Brunhoff was asked to assist with color
1940   House in Chessy sold; during WWII and German occupation of Paris family frequently re-locates; children continue their education
1941   Jean de Brunhoff’s Babar and Father Christmas published in book form; again Laurent de Brunhoff consulted on color for the cover
1944   Laurent de Brunhoff graduated
1944   Laurent studies abstract painting at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Montparnasse
1946   Laurent de Brunhoff’s first Babar book, Babar’s Cousin: That Rascal Arthur is published in France; as with his father’s books, Random House publishes the English version with Merle Haas translating
1948   abstract paintings shown in group show, Galerie Maeght, Paris
1949   Babar’s Picnic published
1950   Laurent brief period discontinues abstract work and paints figurative work, craves art that “could be understood by general public”
1951   marries Marie-Claude, wife champions work and offers plot suggestions
1951   Babar’s Visit to Bird Island published; lush, seminal watercolors
1952   Daughter Anne born; family moves from the Montparnasse atelier outside Paris to Velannes; begins work on Babar’s Fair
1952   Resumes abstract work (Klee inspired)
1954   Holiday in St Tropex begins writing commission for publication Elle, Babar and the Professor
1954   Son Antonie born; family moves back to Paris on Boulevard St Germain in Latin Quarter which remains their primary residence for nearly 30 years
1956   Laurent de Brunhoff’s Babar and the Professor published; deep grottoes/darkness and illumination
1957   At the Top of One’s Voice is published; Laurent supplies the black and white pen illustrations
1955 - 1959   Laurent abandons all painting other than Babar work until the mid 1970’s also does drawings for advertising, etc to help support family
1962   Random House becomes his preliminary publisher; Hachette continues publishing the French language series
1981   Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Story of Babar: more than 500 watercolors by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff included in major museum exhibition at the Centre Culturel du Marais in Paris. This geneis to a travelling USA museum exhibition. Babar’s Anniversary Album: Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff published for the occasion. Babar and the Ghost is also published this year.
1985   Laurent leaves France for America. Settles in New England (Connecticut) Lives with writer Phyllis Rose.
2004   Laurent de Brunhoff: Babar’s Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, traveling to New York Public Library
2002   Laurent de Brunhoff: Babar’s Yoga for Elephants, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY.
1999   Laurent de Brunhoff: Babar in Process: selections from fifty years of sketches and studies for book illustrations, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY (over eighty drawings including early mock-ups of books)
1998   Jean de Brunhoff: Babar and Father Christmas, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY (complete Babar and Father Christmas drawings with small number of Laurent de Brunhoff Babar drawings also on view)
1997   Telling Stories with Pictures: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA (6 Laurent de Brunhoff recent watercolors)
1996   Laurent de Brunhoff: Watercolors, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
1994   Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY (Laurent de Brunhoff 4 Babar prints)
1994   Laurent de Brunhoff: the Wesleyan Years, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT (over 60 de Brunhoff Babar drawings)
1993   BABAR ,exhibition for the festival D’Angouleme, Salon International de la Bande Dessinee, France (106 Babar drawings: 30 JDB; 106 LDB)
1990   The Art of Babar: Drawings and Watercolors by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff, participating museums:The Barnum Museum, Bridgeport, CT; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI;The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipen, Manitoba;The Frick Art Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN; JB Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; National Academy of Design, New York; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario (145 Babar drawings: 76 JDB; 69 LDB)
1989   Laurent de Brunhoff: Babar’s Adventures and Babar in Hollywood, drawings for the two calendars exhibited at Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
1989   Nicholas Fox Weber’s major publication, The Art of Babar: the Work of Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff is published and leads to a second major museum travelling exhibition
1987   Babar: Original watercolors by Laurent de Brunhoff, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY (over 40 Babar drawings from 9 books)
1987   Babar, Seibu Japan, 3 participating museums in Japan over a six month period (99 Babar drawings: 55 JDB; 44 LDB)
1983 - 1984   Fifty Years of Babar: Watercolors by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff, participating museums: Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Meridian House Int’l, Washington, DC; San Deigo Museum of Art; San Jose Museum of Art; Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Evanston, IL; Cedar Rapids Museum; Baltimore Museum of Art; Toledo Museum of Art (214 Babar drawings: 87 JDB; 127 LDB)
1981   Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Story of Babar: more than 500 watercolors by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff included in major museum exhibition at the Centre Culturel du Marais in Paris. This geneis to a travelling USA museum exhibition. Babar’s Anniversary Album: Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff published for the occasion. Babar and the Ghost is also published this year.
1948   abstract paintings shown in group show, Galerie Maeght, Paris
1993    The Rescue of Babar published; illustrations by Laurent and story by Phyllis Rose
1992    Babar’s Battle published
1991    a third calendar, Babar in History, is produced
1989    Babar’s Busy Year published
1988    Babar’s Little Circus Star published
1987    Babar’s Little Girl published; Babar and Celeste have a new baby--Isabella joinsthe series; Phyllis Rose helps write
1986    Babar’s Counting Book published
1984    Babar’s Book of Color published; because of superior printing, Laurent begins to watercolor on barely visible pencil lines keeping the heavy pen & ink outline separate. Allows for lighter, truer, painting
1983    Babar’s ABC published
1980    Babar’s Little Library published, four tiny books devoted to the elements air, earth, water, fire; also the shape book Babar the Magician published
1980    Babar’s Little Library published, four tiny books devoted to the elements air, earth, water, fire; also the shape book Babar the Magician published
1979    One Pig With Horns published
1978    Babar’s Mystery and Babar Learns to Cook published
1976    Babar Saves the Day published
1975    Babar and the Wully-Wully published
1974    Bonhomme and the Huge Beast published
1973    Meet Babar and His Children published
1972    Babar Visits Another Planet published
1971    Gregory and the Little Turtle published
1970    Babar’s Birthday Surprise published
1970    little books Babar’s Bookmobile published
1969    pop up Babar Goes to the Moon published
1969    little books Babar’s Other Trunk published
1968    pop up Babar’s Games published
1967    Babar Loses His Crown published
1966    little books Babar’s Trunk published
1965    Babar Comes to America published; based on at the invitation of Robert Bernstein of Random House Laurent’s first trip to the United States. Also publishes two color book outside Babar series, Bonhomme.
1963    Babar’s French Lessons published as well as Captain Serafina and Anatole and His Donkey
1962    Serafina’s Lucky Find published
1961    Babar’s Castle published and outside the Babar series, Serafina the Giraffe published
1957    At the Top of One’s Voice is published; Laurent supplies the black and white pen illustrations
1954    Babar’s Fair published; in part reflects his dream for the peace movement,Movement de la Paix
1951    Babar’s Visit to Bird Island published; lush, seminal watercolors