The Little Prince as seen by Nicole Claveloux

Nicole Claveloux is an illustrator who was born on 23 June 1940 in the town of Saint-Etienne, where she later studied art. Since 1966, she has illustrated reviews for the Bayard-Presse group and for publishers Harlin Quist and François Ruy-Vidal. Her work is often to be found in children’s books. She also paints, and her collection includes surrealistic paintings and nods in the direction of popular comic-strip heroes such as Spirou and Little Némo.



In the 1990s, Jean-Claude Le Dro organised an exhibition based around the Little Prince at the main Library in Nantes. Nicole decided to draw a Little Prince in his 80s, surrounded by dedications from famous pilots. The drawing shows that our Little Prince has had a long life, full of encounters and exchanges.


Find out more: Nicole Claveloux’s official website