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Back from Morocco, his career developed very rapidly. At the beginning of 1932, he exhibited his work at the Simonson gallery. It was a real success: he sold everything he had done in Morocco and Spain. The same year, he was elected as a fellow of the French Society of Painter-Etchers/Engravers (Peintres Graveurs Français) thanks to Laboureur and Dunoyer de Segonzac, his spiritual father.
In 1936, he was awarded the national arts prize, given for the first time to an etcher. The following year, Jacques Villon, Marcel Gromaire and himself went to the 1937 Venice Biennale to represent French gravure.


In 1938, he started a career as an Illustrator. The Society of the Franco-Swiss bibliophiles commissioned André Jacquemin to illustrate Maurice Barres' chef d'oeuvre, "the inspired hill". The Baillard brothers tragedy in Sion-Vaudémont, a region Jacquemin knew and loved so much, was his first "battle". In total, 84 original plates using the etching technique that took him 2 years to achieve.
Thanks to his work, he became one of the best modern illustrators. He illustrated a total of thirty one books written by the most famous contemporary writers of his time. He never forgot the magical times he spent with Colette, Giono, Pourrat, Bosco, Mac-Orlan and many others...


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