François BATET (1921-2015) ✿

François Batet (1921-2015) is a Spanish painter and illustrator, best known for his work in illustrating childhood and youth literature at the Hachette publishing house. He devotes himself to painting; his favorite theme is the representation of female characters in the Art Deco style.

Born Francisco Batet Pellejero in Barcelona, he studied painting at the Academia Tárrega. He meets there another painter, Angelina Lavernia, whom he will marry on January 5, 1949. He draws on the scenarios of José Mallorquí the adventures in comics of El Coyote until 1951.
François Batet then worked as an illustrator for various magazines (France-Soir, France Dimanche, Confidences). He then turned to the illustration of novels for young people, first on behalf of the Gautier-Languereau editions then for that of the Hachette editions (Pink Library, Green Library and Ideal-Library collections). It illustrates in particular numerous novels by Jules Verne as well as several classics of the adventure novel.

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