Guy Billout

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Guy Billout (born 1941 in Decize) is a French artist and illustrator. He finished his art training in the French city of Beaune. Afterwards he worked in advertising for a few years before moving to New York City in 1969. It was there he found success when he was published in New York magazine.

Billout's aesthetic style is clean and spare, sometimes incorporating some ironic element. His work has been featured in Atlantic Monthly magazine and in several books, including a collection of Greek mythology.

Billout's client list history includes The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Oprah, Travel & Leisure, Business Week, Fortune, and Time. Billout also has won several awards. Hamilton King; The New York Times ten best illustrated children's books, 1973, 1979, 1981, 1982, 2007.


  • The Mother Goose Collection, OCLC 262475877 (1985) ;
  • Journey, (1993) ;
  • Something's Not Quite Right,[1] ISBN 978-1-56792-230-1 (2002) ;
  • The Frog Who Wanted to See the Sea,[2] ISBN 978-1-56846-188-5 (2007).


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