Name Alain Gree
|Occupation Author, Illustrator, Journalist, Graphic designer|
Agent RicoBel b.v.b.a.(for Illustrations)
Notable work Published over 300 books for several editors (Casterman, Hachette, etc.), His books were translated around the world into 20 different languages.
Website ALAIN GREE OFFICIAL SITE
Books My First Book of Nature, My First Book of Colours, My First Book of Numbers, My First Book of Animals, My First Book of Letters
Alain gree explains how he created his books
Alain Grée (born 21 July 1936 in Eaubonne, France) is a French illustrator and author.
- Alain gree explains how he created his books
- Major books
- Recent works
He studied in Paris at the "Ecole des Arts Appliqués" (atelier d'Art Graphique) and at the "Beaux Arts de Paris".
He married Monique in 1960 at Balbigny (Loire) and has 2 children.
He is the author of three detective novels ("La Chouette" editions) and produced children’s broadcasts on the French national television for two years.
As an author and illustrator of children's books, Alain Grée published over 300 works for several editors (Casterman, Hachette, etc.), most in the 1960s and 70s. His books were translated around the world into 25 different languages. In that same period, Alain Grée also invented illustrated artwork for 12 educational board games for children, issued by Nathan.
He also worked as an illustrator for "Pomme d'Api" and "Journal de Babar" magazines. Later he created 10 books as initiation works to ship navigation for Gallimard editions. He was also a journalist for the "Voiles et Voiliers" (sailing ships) magazine for 20 years and is currently working as a graphic designer and editor of advertising publications.
He has been active as a Graphic designer, creating catalogues, brochures, posters etc..
His lovely, beautiful and colourful illustrations have been influencing young illustrators and artists over the world.
His main hobby and passion is sailing, and he has owned several sailboats. In the 1970s, he has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean twice.