Yves Beaujard

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Yves Beaujard
Born(1939-11-27)27 November 1939
Died4 June 2024(2024-06-04) (aged 84)
EducationÉcole Estienne

Yves Beaujard (27 November 1939 – 4 June 2024) was a French illustrator, engraver, and stamp designer.[1]



Born in Saint-Ainan-sur-Cher on 27 November 1939, Beaujard graduated from the École Estienne in 1960 and created his first postage stamps for Vietnam in 1966. The following year, he began a career as an engraver in the United States with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, producing portraits of U.S. presidents for bank notes of the Federal Reserve.[2] He returned to France in 1977 and became an independent illustrator and engraver. He contributed to coloring numerous children's works, including the Alex Lechat [fr] series published in Le Journal de Mickey.[3] He also did French illustrations for the series Three Investigators. His first stamp used by the French government was issued in 1999, which was a portrait of Frédéric Ozanam. In December 2004, he became vice-president of the nonprofit Art du timbre gravé [fr]. His project on Marianne [fr] was chosen by President Nicolas Sarkozy to become a definitive stamp, named the Marianne et l'Europe series, in use from 1 July 2008 until 2013.[4] He was the father of Sophie Beaujard, who also became an illustrator, engraver, and stamp designer.[5]

Beaujard died in Mareuil-sur-Cher on 4 June 2024, at the age of 84.[6]


  1. ^ Rabier, Pascal (6 June 2024). "« La Marianne et l'Europe » perd son créateur Yves Beaujard". Art du timbre gravé (in French). Retrieved 10 June 2024.
  2. ^ "Catalogue". Philaposte (in French). September 2008.
  3. ^ Toulemonde, Gauthier (February 2008). "Entretien avec Yves Beaujard". TV Timbres (in French). Archived from the original on 16 August 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2024.
  4. ^ "Marianne et l'Europe - Vert". Universal Postal Union (in French). Archived from the original on 28 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Rencontre avec Sophie Beaujard". La Drôme (in French). 3 May 2024. Retrieved 10 June 2024.
  6. ^ "Monsieur Yves BEAUJARD". Libra Memoria (in French).