Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979

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French children's illustrator, born in Paris in 1898. Emigrated to the United States in 1929. Wrote numerous art books and illustrated numerous titles for children.

From the description of Papers, 1952-1977. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 26498953

Jean Charlot was a French-born muralist, painter and book illustrator was artist in residence at the University of Georgia during the 1940s. During his stays, Charlot completed two series of murals for the university. He executed the first one, a three-panel mural symbolizing music, drama, and the visual arts, during 1941-42 for the Fine Arts Building. Charlot also executed a three-panel mural for the Henry Grady School of Journalism in 1943-44, this one set around the themes of U.S. paratroopers landing in Italy, the symbolic figure of Time, and Cortez landing in Mexico.

From the description of Charlot, Jean letters, 1944. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 270973459

Painter, illustrator, lithographer, teacher; Honolulu, Hawaii. Full name Louis Henri Jean Charlot.

From the description of Jean Charlot papers, 1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515391

From the description of Jean Charlot interview, 1961 Aug. 18 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84170038

From the description of Oral history interview with Jean Charlot, 1961 Aug. 18 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 312024924

Paris born, American illustrator of children's books; Caldecott Honor book recipient, 1944 and 1954.

From the description of Papers, 1931-1980. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62436511

Paris born, American illustrator of children's books.

From the description of The boy who could do anything, & other Mexican folk tales : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685389

From the description of Hester and the gnomes : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62436593

From the description of Tito's hats : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62436602

From the description of --and now Miguel : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62436605

From the description of When will the world be mine? : the story of a snowshoe rabbit : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62423950

From the description of A child's good night book : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62423948

From the description of Germaine : Pope Gregory XVI called her "The Saint we need" : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489574

From the description of Julio : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489573

From the description of Martin de Porres, hero : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685432

From the description of Seven stories about a cat named Sneakers : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685430

From the description of A child's good morning : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685441

From the description of The story of Chan Yuc : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685433

From the description of Two little trains : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685431

From the description of Kittens, cubs & babies : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685437

From the description of Tawnymore : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62401877

From the description of The poppy seeds : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62401878

From the description of The corn grows ripe : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62401876

From the description of The sun, the moon and a rabbit : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62401883

From the description of A hero by mistake : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62401879

From the description of A first book : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62401882

Jean Charlot was born February 7, 1898 in Paris, France. He came to the United States in 1929 after spending several years in Mexico working as a mural painter for the Mexican government. Charlot continued to paint murals in the United States and also taught art for many years. He began illustrating children's books in the 1930s, and throughout his long career illustrated books for many well-known children's authors including Monica Shannon, Margaret Wise Brown, Ann Nolan Clark, and Joseph Krumgold; the latter two authors' works illustrated by Charlot, Secret of the Andes and ...And Now Miguel, were Newbery Award winners. Several of Charlot's works emphasize his interest in and knowledge of Hispanic and Indian cultures and draw on his experiences in Mexico. While some critics called his early illustrations for The Sun, the Moon and a Rabbit 1935) "barbaric", Charlot gained acclaim for his "architectural style" that brought a book's setting to life and for his sympathy for different cultures. He received Caldecott Honor book citations for A Child's Good Night Book and When Will the World Be Mine? The Story of a Snowshoe Rabbit. Jean Charlot died on March 20, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

From the guide to the Jean Charlot Papers, 1931-1980, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections)

Paris born, American illustrator of childrens' books.

From the description of Our Lady of Guadalupe : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62423949

Painter, muralist, printmaker and book illustrator. He is a lively surviving artist in the popular printmaking tradition. The art world regards Charlot as "The leader of color lithography in the Western World." He has created more than 750 different print subjects, of which there are a quarter million original prints in existence. He has lived in Paris, Mexico, New York and before his death lived in Hawaii where he was a professor of art at the University of Hawaii. (Taken from Peter Morse's POPULAR ART; THE EXAMPLE OF JEAN CHARLOT, 1978).

From the description of Publications, catalogs, clipping and notes, 1973-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387732

Artist Jean Charlot was born in 1898 in Paris. He is a muralist especially known in this area for his mural The Village Fiesta in fresco at Shaw Dormitory. Other works of his may be found at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Hawaii, and various other schools and churches. He has exhibited at principal museums both in the United States and abroad.

He has also written several books and illustrated many others, primarily children's books. Mr. Charlot is currently a professor in the Art Department of the University of Hawaii.

From the guide to the Jean Charlot Papers, 1960-1962, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. The poppy seeds : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Jean Charlot Papers, 1960-1962 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Julio : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Stendahl Art Galleries. Stendahl Art Galleries records, [ca. 1920]-1964. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Weber, Max, 1881-1961. Max Weber papers, 1904-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bethers, Ray, 1902-. Ray Bethers papers, 1949-1950. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Morse, Peter. Jean Charlot's prints : a catalogue of the artist's collection. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hamilton Library
referencedIn Charlot, Jean, 1898- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. A child's good morning : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Kittens, cubs & babies : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. --and now Miguel : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Duveen, Albert. Albert Duveen art reference files, [ca. 1831-1950]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. A child's good night book : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Two little trains : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kistler, Lynton R., 1897-1993. Lynton Kistler and Jean Charlot papers, 1933-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Howard Norton Cook Papers, 1866-1979 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Morse, John D., 1906-. Ben Shahn / by John D. Morse and Jean Charlot. Rutgers University
creatorOf Binsfeld, Edmund L. (Edmund Louis), 1905-1985. Papers, [ca. 1920-1950s]. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949. Letters to Jean Charlot, 1925-1943. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. The boy who could do anything, & other Mexican folk tales : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979. Charlot, Jean letters, 1944. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Luce, Maximilien, 1858-1941. Letters, sketches and exhibition catalogues, 1899-1930. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. A first book : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Kistler, Lynton R. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1939-1967. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Jean Charlot : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Our Lady of Guadalupe : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Jean Charlot interview, 1961 Aug. 18 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. The sun, the moon and a rabbit : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Oral history interview with Jean Charlot, 1961 Aug. 18 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955. ALS, 1930 April 27 : Washington, D.C., to S.J. Woolf. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. The corn grows ripe : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Germaine : Pope Gregory XVI called her "The Saint we need" : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. A hero by mistake : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Seven stories about a cat named Sneakers : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979. Publications, catalogs, clipping and notes, 1973-1989. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979. Pictures and picture making : a series of lectures. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hamilton Library
referencedIn Charlot, Jean : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Hester and the gnomes : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. The story of Chan Yuc : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Jean Charlot 1898-1979 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Tawnymore : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Jean Charlot papers, 1967. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-1979. Interviews with Mira Baciu on the illustrations of Claudel's Apocalypse. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hamilton Library
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Tito's hats : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Martin de Porres, hero : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. When will the world be mine? : the story of a snowshoe rabbit : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Jean Charlot Papers, 1931-1980 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections
creatorOf Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955. Correspondence between Paul Claudel and Jean Charlot, 1929-1954. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hamilton Library
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Papers, 1931-1980. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Charlot, Jean, 1898-. Papers, 1952-1977. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
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associatedWith Baciu, Mira. person
associatedWith Bethers, Ray, 1902- person
associatedWith Binsfeld, Edmund L. (Edmund Louis), 1905-1985. person
associatedWith Bishop, Claire Huchet. person
associatedWith Brenner, Anita, 1905- person
associatedWith Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952. person
associatedWith Bulla, Clyde Robert. person
associatedWith Charlot, Zohmah. person
associatedWith Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955. person
associatedWith Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980 person
associatedWith Cumming, Forrest, Mrs. person
associatedWith Duveen, Albert. person
associatedWith Ferrer, Melchor G. person
associatedWith Germaine Cousin, Saint, 1579-1601 person
associatedWith Germaine, of Pibrac, Saint 1579-1601. person
associatedWith Hendrickson, Paul. person
associatedWith Hollis, Alice, person
associatedWith Hunt, Marigold. person
associatedWith Keener, Joseph A. person
associatedWith Kistler, Lynton R., 1897-1993. person
associatedWith Krumgold, Joseph, 1908-1980. person
associatedWith Lesley, Miriam L. person
associatedWith Luce, Maximilien, 1858-1941. person
associatedWith Martín, de Porres, Saint, 1579-1639 person
associatedWith Martinez del Rio, Amelia person
associatedWith Morse, John D., 1906- person
associatedWith Morse, Peter. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949. person
associatedWith Parish, Helen Rand. person
associatedWith Rhoads, Dorothy person
associatedWith Roberts, James, Brother. person
associatedWith Schlein, Miriam. person
associatedWith Shannon, Monica person
associatedWith Stendahl Art Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Syracuse University. corporateBody
associatedWith Tyman, Loretta Marie, 1913- person
associatedWith University of Georgia. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Georgia. Press corporateBody
associatedWith Weber, Max, 1881-1961. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico
Hawaii
Hawaii
France
Mexico
California
Mexico
Hawaii
Georgia--Athens
Mexico
Subject
Mural painting and decoration--20th century--United States
Lions
Art--French (?)--Reproductions
Rabbits--Juvenile fiction
Railroads--Trains--Fiction
Arts, French
Guadalupe, Our Lady of--Juvenile literature
Indians of Mexico--Fiction
Saints--Biography--Juvenile literature
Infants
Growth--Juvenile literature
Indians of Mexico--Folklore
Arts
Guadalupe, Our Lady of
Gnomes--Fiction
Railroads--Trains--Juvenile fiction
Painters--Interviews
Art teachers
Elephants
Émigré
Morning--Fiction
Hispanic Americans--Fiction
Folklore
Mural painting and decoration, American
Painters
Deer--Fiction
Night--Fiction
Cats--Juvenile fiction
Pirates--Juvenile fiction
Art, French--20th century
Art educator--Interviews
Lithographers
Growth
Books--Fiction
Animals--Fiction
Saints
Hats--Fiction
Aztecs--Folklore
Toltecs--Folklore
Lion--Juvenile literature
Children's literature, French--20th century
Animation (Cinematography)
Bedtime--Fiction
Cats--Juvenile literature
Art--Painters
Art historians--United States
Mayas--Fiction
Deer--Juvenile fiction
Mural painting and decoration
Illustrators
French Americans
Cats
Artists--20th century--Correspondence
Courage--Fiction
Elephants--Juvenile literature
Muralists--Interviews
Tales
Art, American--20th century
Children's literature, American
Children's literature--Illustrations
Rabbits--Fiction
Mayas--Juvenile fiction
Infants--Juvenile literature
Adventure and adventurers--Fiction
Sheep ranchers--Juvenile fiction
Pirates--Fiction
Art, American
Cats--Fiction
Painters--United States
Occupation
Art historians
Painter
Artists
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Birth 1898-02-08

Death 1979-03-20

French

French

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