Mattias De Leeuw

An Antwerp based illustrator since 2011.
Fluent lines and fresh, playful colours.

Mattias De Leeuw is a young and versatile artist. He works as a freelance illustrator for books and magazines. You can also find him on stage doing live drawing performances. He graduated in 2011 with a wordless picture book, The Stilt Walker, for which he was awarded a Book Feather in 2013. You can find fluidity and narrative power of his illustrations, which are full of details and little side stories which appeal to adults and children alike. His books have been translated into French, German, English, Chinese, Russian, Danish and Italian.


Bozar - Centre for fine Arts Brussels / The Dutch language house Brussels / Artforum for children / Reading Foundation Belgium

Knack / De Standaard / Nest / Psychologies magazine / Lannoo / De eenhoorn / Pelckmans / Van Inn / Davidsfonds / Book Island

Upcoming talent 2011 (public price and Weekend knack)
Book Feather in 2013 (
Jenny Smelik IBBY price 2015