Lepage, Jean-Denis G.G. 1952-

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Lepage, Jean-Denis G.G. 1952-

(Jean-Denis Lepage, Jean-Denis Gilbert Georges Lepage)


Born January 22, 1952, in Meaux, France. Education: University of Angers, degree, 1971; Art School of Groningen, diploma, 1982.


Home and office—Balistraat 10a, 97 15 CT Groningen, Netherlands.


Writer and illustrator.


(Under name Jean-Denis Lepage) Vestingbouw stap voor stap: het vastion, hoekpunt in oude stadsomwallingen, Walburg (Groningen, Netherlands), 1992.

(Under name Jean-Denis Lepage) Vestingen en schansen in Groningen: eeuwenlang de hoeksteen van de Nederlandse defensie, Matrijs (Groningen, Netherlands), 1994.

Castles and Fortified Cities of Medieval Europe: An Illustrated History, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2002.

The West Wall, 1938-1945, Nafziger Collection (West Chester, OH), 2002.

(Under name Jean-Denis Lepage) Hitler Jugend: la jeunesse hitlérienne, 1922-1945, Grancher (Paris, France), 2004.

The Fortifications of Paris: An Illustrated History, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2005.

Medieval Armies and Weapons in Western Europe: An Illustrated History, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2005.


Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage told CA: "Mostly illustrations and drawings first got me interested in writing as I am more an artist than a writer. David McCaulay, Jean Giraud, R. Volstad, John Batchelor, Peter von Straaten, and Fraus Le Roux all influence my work.

"The most surprising thing I have learned as a writer is how many spelling mistakes remain even after checking 2,000 times.

"The Fortifications of Paris: An Illustrated History is my favorite book because I've been living there for eleven years in my youth, McFarland has made a wonderful layout, and it is a well-balanced book."