Rey, H. A.
|Birthname||Hans August Reyersbach|
|born on||16 September 1898 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )|
|Place||Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||23°13' 24°08 Asc. 22°27'|
German-born American illustrator and author, known best for the Curious George series of children's picture books that he and his wife Margret Rey created from 1939 to 1966.
Rey had an interest in astronomy which began during World War I and led to his desire to redraw constellation diagrams, which he found difficult to remember, so that they were more intuitive. This led to the 1952 publication of The Stars: A New Way to See Them. His constellation diagrams were adopted widely and now appear in many astronomy guides.
He died on 26 August 1977, aged 78, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg archives.
- Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Illustrator)
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
- Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction