Back in May 2010 we posted images of Edy-Legrand’s children’s book Macao et Cosmage from our rare books collection. Today we’re posting images from another of his books in our collection, l’Ile Rose, published in Paris by Tolmer in 1924.
Edy-Legrand was born Edouard-Léon-Louis Legrand on July 24, 1892, in Bordeaux. After finishing his studies at the École des Beaux Artes in Paris and the Art Academy in Munich, he lived and worked as an illustrator for the Tolmer publishing house in Paris. From 1933 he traveled extensively throughout Europe and North Africa, and long stays in Morocco strongly influenced the motifs and colours of his works. After the World War II, he traveled many times to the United States, where he worked as an illustrator for various publishing houses. Edy-Legrand died in September of 1970 in Bonnieux, Vaucluse.