Rene Lelong was an illustrator and painter French, born April 1, 1871 in Arrou (France) and died in 1933 .
He won a bronze medal at the Salon of French Artists in 1895 and was a member from 1898. He made posters and illustrated many books and texts. He was part of
the jury in 1925 for the Contest Grand Prize Gustave Doré, alongside Georges Auriol , Carlègle , Maxime Dethomas , Raymond Escholier , Abel Faivre , Renefer , Auguste Roubille , Serveau Clement and René Vincent . He was a professor at the Académie Julian in 1879 to 1891 .
He illustrated the following works:
Mario Uchard , Uncle Barbassou illustration with B. Borrione, Paris, P. Ollendorff, 1897
Alfred Capus , Loser, drawings Rene Lelong, engraved on wood by Georges Lemoine , Paris, P. Ollendorff, 1900 
Theodore Botrel , Songs in clogs, George Ondet 1902 
Guy de Maupassant , Our heart, Collected Works illustrated by René Lelong, engraved on wood by G. Lemoine, Paris, Ollendorff, 1902
Guy de Maupassant , The Sisters Rondoli, Collected Works illustrated, woodcut G. Lemoine, Paris, P. Ollendorff, 1904 
Émile Zola, The Dream, 43 illustrations, Paris, P.Lafitte 1910
René Boylesve , The lesson of love in a park, Paris, Romagna, 1923
Abbe Prevost History of Chevalier des Grieux and Manon Lescaut, Paris, Javal and Bourdeaux 1927
Colette , Tendrils of vines, 35 aquatints , Kra Publishing, 1930