Raymond de la Nézière, Animal Artist
Raymond de la Nézière (1865-1953) was a French illustrator and comic artist with a gift for capturing expressive poses in animal caricature.
He began drawing and painting from a young age, encouraged by his mother, who was a painter and potter.
He illustrated many books and sketched all sorts of animals, sometimes in naturalistic poses, and sometimes anthroporphized as human types.
He also participated as a hunter and a horseback rider.