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William Pène du Bois

Author, Illustrator

(1916 - 1993 )

William Pène du Bois was an American author and illustrator. He was best known for The Twenty-One Balloons, published in April 1947 by The Viking Press. From 1953 to 1960, he worked with George Plimpton as the Art Editor for The Paris Review.

He died of a stroke on February 5, 1993, in Nice, France.