|Born in Berlin
in 1928, where she spent her childhood, with holidays in East Prussia
and on the North Sea coast. She studied at the Art Academies of
Freiburg/Breisgau, Munich and Hamburg.
In 1957 her first book was published. She
now has 255 published works, which have been translated into 22
languages. In 1967 she won the “Deutsche Jugendbuchpreis” prize and
the Golden Apple award at the Biennale of Illustrations in Bratislava
for her book the “Golden Bird”.
She has also made a number of illustrations
for children’s books, posters and school books; a series of greeting
cards for UNICEF and produces a twice yearly series of greeting cards
for the Swiss Children’s Foundation. She designed a series of 12
decorative plates for Sophienthal in Germany, and a German
manufacturer commissioned a range of stationery. She was recently
included in a book of letters with illustrations, spanning three
centuries of correspondents.
Her travels have
taken her to the United States, Brazil, The Netherlands, Italy,
Yugoslavia, Greece, Corsica, Sardinia, Israel, Mexico and Australia,
where she was invited to give a series of lectures by the Goethe
Institute. She lived for a time in Paris and Corsica. Then in 1965 she
started to spend her summers in Provence, returning to Berlin for the
winter. Since 1984 she has lived permanently in Provence.
Lilo has had
exhibitions of her work in Sweden, Denmark, Australia, Japan, Germany
Lilo's painting "Out of Time" was selected for the 2009 Summer
Exhibition at The Royal Academy in London.
1960 Short-listed for the Deutsche
Jugendbuchpreis for Das Mondgesicht.
1962 Short-listed for Hans Christian
Andersen prize for “Das Mondgesicht”.
1963 Short-listed for the Deutsche
Jugendbuchpreis for Oberpotz und Hoppelhans.
1965 Short-listed for the Deutsche
Jugendbuchpreis for Das Kinderhaus.
1968 Short-listed for the Deutsche
Jugendbuchpreis for Keikos Seifenblase.
for the Deutsche Jugendbuchpreis for Pumpernick und Pimpernell.
1969 Short-listed for the Deutsche
Jugendbuchpreis for Cowboy Jim.
1970 Short-listed for the Deutsche
Jugendbuchpreis for Sechse kommen durch die ganze Welt.
1972 Short-listed for the Deutsche
Jugendbuchpreis for Muffel und Plums I.
1973 Among best 28 children’s books for
Uncle Harry, Children’s Book Council. New York.
1973 Italian Premio Europeo di Letteratura
Giovanile for Muffel und Plums II.
1976 Among 10 best popular illustrators at
11th Exhibition of Original pictures,
International Children’s Books, Tokyo,
Short-listed for Japanese Owl prize for Das Meerhäschen.
1982 Children’s book of the month (June),
Deutschen Akademie für Kinder und Jugendliteratur,
for Klein Häschen.
Also winner of 3 stamp competitions for the
2007 Lilo Fromm