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Leonard Lionni, American author, artist. Named Art Director of Year National Society Art Directors, 1955; named to Art Director's Hall of Fame, 1974; recipient Gold medal Architectural League, 1956, 5 Manor awards for 2 animated films Teheran Film Festival, 1970, George G. Stone Center Children's Book award for body of work, 1976, Gold medal American Institute Graphic Arts, 1984; George Miller lector Illinois, 1967.

Background

Lionni, Leonard was born on May 5, 1910 in Amsterdam, Holland. Came to the United States, 1939, naturalized, 1945. Son of Louis and Elizabeth (Grossouw) Lionni.

Education

Student, University Zurich, Switzerland, 1928-1930;Doctor of Arts (honorary), Cooper Union, 1991.

Career

Freelance writer, designer, painter, 1930-1939;art director, N. W. Ayer & Sons, Inc., Philadelphia, 1939-1947;art director, Fortune magazine, 1949-1962;design director, Olivetti Corporation American, San Francisco, 1949-1959;department head, Parsons School Design, New York City, 1952-1954.

Works

Connections

Married Nora Maffi, December 23, 1931. Children: Louis, Paolo.

father:
Louis Lionni

mother:
Elizabeth (Grossouw) Lionni

spouse:
Nora Maffi

children:
Louis Lionni

Paolo Lionni