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Léon Benett

French painter

1839   -   1916

country of citizenship: France
occupation: painter, illustrator, writer

Léon Benett (born Hippolyte Léon Benet; 1839–1917) was a French painter and illustrator. He was born in Orange, Vaucluse. He changed his name to "Benett" to differentiate his career in the French administration from his work as a draftsman. Benett is the most important illustrator of books written by Jules Verne; between 1873 and 1910 he illustrated twenty-five novels from the Voyages Extraordinaires series. He also illustrated other books by Verne. He also illustrated works of Victor Hugo, Leo Tolstoy, Thomas Mayne Reid, André Laurie, Camille Flammarion, and others. Benett's illustrations often depict exotic countries, arising from his real experiences as a government employee in which he visited Algeria, Cochinchina, Martinique, and New Caledonia. He died in Toulon.
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works

25

The Begum's Fortune

book by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1879

The Green Ray

novel by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1882

Two Years' Vacation

book by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1888

Mathias Sandorf

book

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1885

The Vanished Diamond

book by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne, Paschal Grousset
illustrator: Léon Benett

1884

Master of the World

novel by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1904

Tribulations of a Chinaman in China

novel by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1879

Traveling Scholarships

Novel by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1903

Invasion of the Sea

Novel by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1905

Godfrey Morgan

book

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1882

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