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Sample Autograph Signature:
American author and children's book writer and illustrator. Ludwig Bemelmans was a gourmand and innkeeper as much as a writer or artist. He studied in Bavaria, and emigrated to New York City in . He wrote short stories, novels, articles, essays, poetry, and reminiscences. During early childhood he lived in a hotel his father owned and managed. On the side he pursued what gave him the greatest pleasure - painting and drawing. His most famous series was Madeline, a fearless little girl who always stepped out of line and found her way into adventure. Madeline was a Caldecott Honor Book and Madeline's Rescue won the Caldecott Medal.
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