“Une rencontre avec Etienne Delessert”
Born in Lausanne in 1941, Etienne Delessert has had an international career as an illustrator, concentrating his work on children’s books. He has illustrated over 80 works, translated across the world and collaborated with Le Monde, New York Times and currently Siné Hebdo.
Etienne Delessert tells us in his own words about his career and his graphic work for children.
The event will be presented by Thérèse Willer.
Papier, crayon, plumes, aquarelle, gouache et une bonne histoire (paper, colored pencils, pens, watercolors, gouache and a good story). That’s all you need to illustrate a book. This short list of “low tech” materials is enough for the illustrator, if you leave out his library and wine stock. Let’s not forget the talented hand manipulating these objects, and away we go.”
Parallel to the exhibition “Ogres, bandits and company. Tomi Ungerer’s children’s books”, the Tomi Ungerer Museum will explore the process and techniques behind children’s books. As such, Guillaume Dégé, professor of the Illustration Workshop at the School of Decorative Arts will be giving an informative talk on the subject.