Antonio Saura's work in illustration forms a major part of his output for both its extent and its invention and variety. Confined to bed by poor health for five years when he was a young teenager, Saura first discovered the world through books and images. Very early on (1947) and throughout his life, he dreamed up characters and imaginary worlds like the series of drawings he called Grokos. Prof. Bernard Dieterle has devoted an indispensable book to Antonio Saura the illustrator (Bernard Dieterle, Illustré par SauraMélanges en hommage à Jacques Soubeyroux, Éditions du Celec, Saint-Étienne, 2008).

Antonio SAURA
Nulla dies sine linea, Patrick Cramer éditeur, Geneva, 1999, 28.3 x 22.8 cm, unpaginated, 218 colour plates, 365 images reproduced in B/W. This work contains a series of 218 drawings and paintings on paper, each of which illustrates an article or an image selected and clipped from a newspaper by Antonio Saura during the year 1994.