Edmond-François Calvo

Looking to buy Edmond-François Calvo original art?

Edmond-François Calvo (26 August 1892 - 11 October 1957 or 1958) was a French comics artist. Born in 1892 in Elbeuf, France, he was in the army in the First World War, and started publishing cartoons in the 1920s. He had many different jobs, including working as a woodcarver and an innkeeper, until 1938, when he became a full-time artist. Most of his work had animals as the main characters, which together with his popularity and productivity gave him the nickname "The French Walt Disney".His best known work is La bête est morte (started clandestinely in 1942, published as a book after the liberation in two parts in 1944-1945), a satire on the second World War with the different countries depicted as different animals, a system that would later be used by Art Spiegelman in his graphic novel Maus. The story was written by Victor Dancette and Jacques Zimmermann, and the comic was translated in English and Dutch.…Wikipedia
get notified on new 'Edmond-François Calvo' artworks

Have you ever missed Edmond-François Calvo artworks that interested you? Receive email alerts when new original art is listed.

get notified on new 'Edmond-François Calvo' artworks