He was Bruna was born August 23, in Utrecht. During WWII the Bruna family left their home to take refuge in a lake district of the Netherlands, and it was during this time that Bruna began drawing and painting the natural world all around him. He got a very early start as an illustrator, when at age 16 he created a book jacket for the A.
The Miffy books were translated into more than 50 languages. Dick Bruna was sent to work in bookshops in Utrecht and in London and at a publishing company in Paris in order to learn that business. He was more interested in art than in publishing, however, and in he enrolled in the State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam. He joined the family publishing company in as a designer of book covers and posters. Miffy debuted in in a book simply entitled Nijntje. Bruna created the illustrations that told the story first and only afterward filled in the text.
Dick Bruna lived and worked in Utrecht for most of his life. His books have been translated into more than 50 languages and have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. His illustrations also feature on a wide range of other products. Over the past 60 years, three generations have grown up with Miffy and her friends. His brother Frederik Hendrik Bruna was born in
As an adult you start to draw and then hope that you make something good, something beautiful. A child is not like that, they start and see what happens I draw things you will see close to home, things that I also like.