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At age 14, he was apprenticed to his uncle, a hotelier in the Tyrol. The young Bemelmans’ lack of success – and outright bad behavior – contributed to his emigration to America, where he sought his fortune as a waiter at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in New York City. After serving in World War I, he opened and decorated his own restaurant. When a friend in the publishing business suggested that he turn his whimsical paintings into stories, Bemelmans wrote his first children’s book – Hansi. In 1939, Madeline appeared. He went on to write for adults, and in 1941, wrote Hotel Splendide, a fictional account of a grand hotel with an elegant, but problem-ridden restaurant. Bemelmans is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. His public work survives in the 1947 mural commission for the Hotel Carlyle on Madison Avenue – in what is now called Bemelmans Bar. 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