Tante Patent, by Fiep Westendorp (Het Parool, 11/1/1963)
'Tante Patent' (Het Parool, 11 January 1963).

Fiep Westendorp was a Dutch children's book illustrator, most famous for her work for iconic children's writer Annie M.G. Schmidt. She was born in 1916 in Zaltbommel, The Netherlands. She studied at the Koninklijke School voor Kunst, Techniek en Ambacht in Den Bosch, where she graduated in 1937. After this, she attended the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Rotterdam until 1940.

art by Fiep Westendorp
Art by Fiep Westendorp.

Fiep Westendorp is especially famous for her illustrations on the writings of Annie M.G. Schmidt, the beloved Dutch children's book writer. Together, they created stories and images that will live on in the minds of children - and their parents. One of the most memorable text comics they made together is 'Tante Patent', which appeared in several newspapers during the 1950s.

Fiep Westendorp died, after a short illness, on 3 February 2004, at the age of 87. In the Dutch city Almere a street was named after her, as part of the "Comics heroes" district.

Fiep Westendorp was an influence on Rino FeysMarloes De Vries and Katrien Van Schuylenbergh

Tante Patent, by Fiep Westendorp
 'Tante Patent'. 

comic art by Fiep Westendorp
'Jip en Janneke'. Japanese version.

(in Dutch)
More about Fiep Westendorp
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