Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999

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Leo Lionni was born May 5, 1910, in Amsterdam, Holland. He came to the United States in 1939 and became a naturalized citizen in 1945. He attended schools in Holland, Belgium, the United States, Italy, and Switzerland. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Genoa in 1935.His career as a free-lance writer, designer, and painter lasted from 1930-39. He held positions as art director or design director for several companies from 1939-62. He was head of the graphics design department at Parsons School of Design in New York City, 1952-1954. Since 1959 he has been author and illustrator of children's books.Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children's books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner--for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.

From the description of Leo Lionni Papers 1964-1970. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 475473395

d. October 11, 1999.

From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 83932100

Leo Lionni was born May 5, 1910, in Amsterdam, Holland. He came to the United States in 1939 and became a naturalized citizen in 1945. He attended schools in Holland, Belgium, the United States, Italy, and Switzerland. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Genoa in 1935.

His career as a free-lance writer, designer, and painter lasted from 1930-39. He held positions as art director or design director for several companies from 1939-62. He was head of the graphics design department at Parsons School of Design in New York City, 1952-1954. Since 1959 he has been author and illustrator of children's books.

Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children's books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner--for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse . Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.

Source Something About the Author 72:157-162.

http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/lionni/author.html

From the guide to the Leo Lionni Papers, 1964-1970, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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referencedIn Mildred Constantine Papers, 1945-2008 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999. Leo Lionni Papers 1964-1970. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Bryson, Bernarda. Bernarda Bryson Shahn papers, 1972-2004, bulk 1904-2004. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Clare Leighton collection, 1949-1953 Yale Center for British Art
creatorOf Kechley, David. Alexander and the wind-up mouse / by David Kechley ; based on the book by Leo Lionni. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Kuh, Katharine. Katharine Kuh papers, 1908-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Charles Coiner Papers, 1933-1984 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Ben Rosen Papers, bulk, 1945-1991, 1936-2006 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990 (bulk 1933-1970). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bernarda Bryson Shahn papers, 1872-2004, bulk 1904-2004 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Interviews regarding the Container Corporation of America, 1984-1985. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Leo Lionni Papers, 1964-1970 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
referencedIn Lionni, Leo, 1910- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Kuh, Katharine. Katharine Kuh papers, 1908-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Additional papers, 1917-1962 and undated. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Edna Edwards Interviews with Children's Authors and Illustrators, 1966-1976 Loyola Marymount University. William H. Hannon Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
creatorOf Foster, Guthrie. Guthrie Foster papers, 1959-1966. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
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associatedWith Bryson, Bernarda. person
associatedWith Bryson, Bernarda Shahn person
associatedWith Coiner, Charles T. person
associatedWith Constantine, Mildred person
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Edwards, Edna. person
associatedWith Foster, Guthrie. person
associatedWith Josiah Wedgwood & Sons. corporateBody
associatedWith Kechley, David. person
associatedWith Kuh, Katharine. person
associatedWith Kuh, Katharine. person
associatedWith Leighton, Clare, 1898-1989 person
associatedWith National Museum of American Art (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rosen, Ben person
associatedWith Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. person
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