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Jean Carzou; Illustrated Hemingway, Camus Novels

August 26, 2000

Jean Carzou, 93, a French painter who illustrated the novels of Ernest Hemingway and Albert Camus. Known for their figurative style and diversity, Carzou's illustrations have appeared in books by some of France's best-known 20th century writers, including Ionesco and Arthur Rimbaud. The artist's work includes painted porcelain and engravings, as well as stage designs for the Comedie Francaise and the top ballet and opera houses of Paris. The eclectic Carzou helped decorate the ocean liner The France, created a 1976 French postal stamp and, at the age of 81, completed painting the walls of a chapel in Manosque, France. Elected as a member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts in 1977, Carzou received France's National Order of Merit, the Grand Prize of the Ile de France, the Grand Prize of Europe and Japan's National Education Prize. On Aug. 12 in Perigueux, France.

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