Jean-Thomas ’Tomi’ Ungerer

Tomi Ungerer

TOMI UNGERER

Jean-Thomas ’Tomi’ Ungerer, born 1931 in Strasbourg, is an internationally renowned French graphic artist, writer and illustrator of books for children and adults. Ungerer lives and works alternately in Ireland and in Strasbourg. In 1956, Ungerer left his city for New York to start his career. In the beginning he had many problems, but already in 1957 he won his first prize for his first illustrated children’s book The Mellops