Leo Lionni

Writer, Author

1910 – 1999

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Who was Leo Lionni?

Leo Lionni was an author and illustrator of children's books. Born in the Netherlands, he moved to Italy and lived there before moving to the United States in 1939, where he worked as an art director for several advertising agencies, and then for Fortune magazine. He returned to Italy in 1962 and started writing and illustrating children's books. In 1962 his book Inch by Inch was awarded the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.

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Born
May 5, 1910
Amsterdam
Also known as
  • Leo Lionni / Fredrick Vahle
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Children
Nationality
  • Netherlands
Profession
Education
  • University of Genoa
Lived in
  • Amsterdam
Died
Oct 11, 1999
Rome

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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