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Bernard Lamotte

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Bernard Lamotte (1903-1983) was a Paris-born artist, illustrator, painter and muralist. He moved to New York City in 1935 at the age of 32 to pursue his art. Later, he illustrated for numerous fashion magazines. Lamotte studied under Lucien Simon (1861-1945). He became an American citizen in 1951.

Lamotte married Lilyan White Kent, a painter and sculptor, the widow of Twentieth Century Fox president Sidney R. Kent. She introduced him to such stars as Marlene Dietrich, Charlie Chaplin, and Greta Garbo.

He painted a mural for the White House pool for John F. Kennedy (now in the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Boston). Lamotte had a studio in Montmartre, Paris called Le Bocal, where Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote Le petit prince.

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