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Leo Lionni Papers

Summary Information
Title: Leo Lionni Papers
Dates: 1964-1970
Creator: Lionni, Leo
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1988
The collection consists of one chalk illustration and three double sheets of colored page proof.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Fish is Fish, 1970

Tico and the Golden Wings, 1964

Biographical Sketch

Leo Lionni was born May 5, 1910, in Amsterdam, Holland. He came to the United States in 1939 and became a naturalized citizen in 1945. He attended schools in Holland, Belgium, the United States, Italy, and Switzerland. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Genoa in 1935.

His career as a free-lance writer, designer, and painter lasted from 1930-39. He held positions as art director or design director for several companies from 1939-62. He was head of the graphics design department at Parsons School of Design in New York City, 1952-1954. Since 1959 he has been author and illustrator of children's books.

Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children's books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner--for Inch by Inch , Frederick , Swimmy , and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse . Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.

Source Something About the Author 72:157-162.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one chalk illustration from Fish is Fish , and material associated with the production of Tico and the Golden Wings .

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Lionni, Leo
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Fish is Fish 1970 
Note  New York: Pantheon, 1970
Box MC1064
chalk illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1064
Tico and the Golden Wings 1964 
Note  New York: Pantheon, 1964
Box MC1051
double sheets of colored page proof (3 p.)  Box MC1051