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RENÉ BEN SUSSAN (Greece, Thessaloniki 1895-1988 / act: New York)

René Ben Sussan René Ben Sussan was born in 1895 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was an illustrator. He was active from the 1920s-1960s. His most widely seen works are his illustrations for the various "Limited Editions Club" and "Heritage Press" series of small print runs of hand made and hand bound books. He did the illustrations for: Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The School for Scandal (Limited Editions Club, New York City, 1934); William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (Limited Editions Club, New York City, 1939); Henri Duvernois' Les Soeurs Hortensias (Arthème Fayard, Paris, 1941); Honoré de Balzac's Old Goriot (Limited Editions Club, New York City, 1948); Ben Jonson's Volpone, or the Fox (Limited Editions Club, New York City, 1952); Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals (Limited Editions Club, New York City, 1953); Richard Brinsley Sheridan's Plays (Heritage Press, New York City, 1956); Robert Southey's The Cid (1958); and Honoré de Balzac's Eugénie Grandet (London, 1960).

[Megakles Rogakos 12/2004]

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