Dick Bruna

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Birthday
23, 1927
Birthplace
Utrecht, Netherlands
Death Date
Feb 16, 2017 (89)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
23, 1927
Birthplace
Utrecht, Netherlands
Death Date
Feb 16, 2017 (89)

About

Author and illustrator of over 200 children's books including the famous Miffy books. He also illustrated more than 2,000 book covers.

Before Fame

His father was a very successful publisher in Netherlands and had the hopes that he would take over the company, but instead Dick turned to writing and illustrating.

Trivia

In 2006 a museum was opened, now called The Miffy Museum, in honor of him and his work in children's books. He received the Max Velthuijs-prijs award in 2016.

Family Life

He married Irene De Jongh and together they had a son.

Associated With

One of his biggest inspirations was artist Henri Matisse.