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Léon Benett

French painter and illustrator (1839-1916)

1839   -   1916

country of citizenship: France
language of expression: French
occupation: painter, illustrator, writer

Léon Benett (born Hippolyte Léon Benet; 1839–1916) 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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The Begum's Fortune

1879 novel by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1879

The Castle From Carpathians

novel by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1892

The Green Ray

novel by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1882

Tribulations of a Chinaman in China

novel by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1879

Two Years' Vacation

book by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1888

Robur the Conqueror

book

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1886

Facing the Flag

novel by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

1896

Kéraban the Inflexible

book by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

Mathias Sandorf

book by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne
illustrator: Léon Benett

The Vanished Diamond

book by Jules Verne

author: Jules Verne, Paschal Grousset
illustrator: Léon Benett

1884

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