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The Peynet Lovers...
Couples all over the world celebrate Valentine's Day in February, but, did you know that the iconic couple that has come to represent "Love" was created by the French artist Raymond Peynet [1908-1999].
"Les Amoureux de Peynet" as the couple is known in France was first drawn in 1942 sitting on a bench, in front of a bandstand in the city of Valence.
Peynet imagined a little violinist with long hair playing alone in front of the bandstand with a girl listening to him.
A few years later, the violinist became a poet and the girl the love of his life...