DescriptionOriginally published in 1956, Ludwig Bemelmans' Madeline's Christmas is a holiday classic. This delightful card, based on the book's cover art, captures the joie de vivre of the holidays in the City of Light, with the Eiffel Tower made up as a giant Christmas tree. Greeting: Noël.
20 cards and 20 envelopes per box. 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''.
- 20 cards and 20 envelopes per box
- 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''
- Greeting: Noël
Art HistoryLudwig Bemelmans (American, 1898–1962) was an essayist, humorist, novelist, artist and author of books for children. He was born in the Austrian Tyrol and moved to the United States in 1914. Although Bemelmans had a huge interest in art, and took art lessons when he was young, he never intended to be a writer. In fact, he became a restaurateur and an accomplished artist before penning any books. In 1934 Bemelmans turned to writing at the suggestion of May Massee, a children's book editor for Viking Press, and it was his book Madeline that brought Bemelmans his greatest success. Besides children's books, Bemelmans wrote adult books and was a contributor to Vogue, Town and Country, The New Yorker, Fortune, Harper's Bazaar, McCall's, Holiday, and StageTown and Country, and Horizon. Bemelmans also produced many cover illustrations for The New Yorker, he designed a set for a Broadway show, and collaborated on several projects in Hollywood. Although Bemelmans became famous for his Madeline books, he always considered himself more an artist illustrator than a writer, and later in life became a painter with works included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museé National d'Art of Paris.