The Artist

Gustave Doré (1832-1883) was born in Strasbourg and later lived in Paris. While very young, he showed a talent for drawing, including caricature. He became a well-known painter, engraver, and illustrator, and made very famous illustrations for the Works of Rabelais, the Fables of La Fontaine, and the Fairy Tales of Perrault, among many other books.

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