Pierre Joubert

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Pierre Joubert (1910-2002) was a French illustrator. He was closely associated with the creation of Scouting and the popular look of Boy Scouts in France and Belgium, comparable to the American artist Norman Rockwell.

Pierre Joubert was born in Paris and attended the École des arts appliqués in Paris. Joubert was a young scout himself. His first amateur drawings appeared in Scouts de France in 1926. He graduated to the magazine L'Illustration in 1927 through 1934, but continued increasingly to focus on Scout-centered art in Scouting publications. Joubert also was an illustrator of boys' adventure novels, particularly the Signe de Piste (Trail Sign) line. He also did work for some right-wing Catholic journals.

The style of Joubert's illustrations depicted idealized boys experiencing the glories of Scouting and kammaradeschaft. Joubert is considered, owing to his eye for trend and his mass-market exposure, to have had reflective influence on boy-culture in France from the 1930s until the close of the 1960s.

Before his death, Joubert produced a large volume of memoirs and reprinted art, Souvenirs en vrac (1986). His scouting illustrations are collected in Badge d'or: 60 Ans de Dessins Pour le Scoutisme 1922-1982 (1982). Joubert died in La Rochelle at age 91.

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A few Joubert illustrations: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

This article uses material from the Wikipedia entry on Wikipedia: Pierre_Joubert_(illustrator)