André Galland ( - )
André Galland, the son of a cloth manufacturer, is a French draughtsman and illustrator. He was made a knight of the Legion of Honour in 1933, in recognition of a body of work that influenced his time. An eclectic artist, he also created earthenware, posters and lithographs which are now sought after by collectors.
After studying at the Rollin College, the Decorative Arts and the Beaux-Arts in Paris, he gave up preparing for the Prix de Rome to start working. He turned to the press, and owed his first sketching experience to Paul Renouard. A few years later, he became his student at the Arts Décoratifs. He knew how to make the most of an original method of drawing, known as "bone points", which provided real pencil reporters, able to photograph an animated scene in the blink of an eye. Galland defines himself as a "sketch reporter". This is the spirit of his work at the Manufacture Henriot.