The designer Sempé and his work is in the spotlight at Millau

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The designer Jean-Jacques Sempé and his work is in the spotlight at Millau.

The adventures of Le Petit Nicolas made Sempé famous. The Médiathèque Sud Aveyron in Millau is exhibiting around thirty of his drawings.

The exhibition shows that his work was much more diverse than most people are aware of.  He designed covers for the New Yorker in the 1970s, and more than 100 of them featured in the American magazine.

Another source of inspiration for the artist was Paris, a city he discovered in the early 1950s after a difficult childhood.  He fell in love with the capital, its life, its metros and the grand boulevards.

The exhibition also gives pride of place to three original Sempé drawings of Marcellin Cailloux. A character created in 1969, less known than Le Petit Nicolas.

The exhibition is free and is on until 19 February.

Source: France 3