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François Batet (1921-2015) | Art Déco painter

Spanish painter Francisco Batet Pellejero was born in Barcelona.
He studied painting at the Academia Tárrega. He meets there another painter, Angelina Lavernia, whom he will marry on January 5, 1949.
Before devoting himself to painting on the theme of the 30s, the legendary "Roaring Twenties" and this from 1977, he abandoned his long career as an illustrator -including Hachette, Gautier-Languereau, France-Soir, France Dimanche, Confidences - and became known in Spain by drawing the famous "El Coyote" until 1951.
François Batet then worked as an illustrator for various magazines (France-Soir, France Dimanche, Confidences).
He then turned to the illustration of novels for young people, first on behalf of the Gautier-Languereau editions then for that of the Hachette editions (Pink Library, Green Library and Ideal-Library collections).
It illustrates in particular numerous novels by Jules Verne as well as several classics of the adventure novel.