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Lieve Baeten

Lieve Baeten (1954-2001) counts as one of the pioneers who paved the way for Flemish illustrators today. Her debut, Elly Dark Blue, was published in 1992 and is still considered a classic. Characteristic features of her illustrations are her recognisable, realistic drawing style and her soft, harmonious use of colour. Her stories appear simple and unambiguous on the surface, but prove to contain interesting and surprising trains of thought upon closer reading.