William Pène du Bois
(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.