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Scandinavian Literature

Important Illustrators

Kay Nielsen (1886–1957), Denmark

Works by Kay Nielsen at UCLA Library

Image citation: Kay Nielsen. The Troll Was Quite Willing. 1914. Painting. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Available from: National Library NZ of the Commons


John Bauer (1882–1918), Sweden

Works by John Bauer at UCLA Library

Image citation: John Bauer. Tyr and Fenrir. 1911. Painting. Store Norske Leksikon (Great Norwegian Lexicon), Universitetet i Oslo (University of Oslo), Norway. Available from: Store Norske Leksikon Online


Theodor Kittelsen (1857–1914), Norway

Works by Theodor Kittelsen at UCLA Library

Image citation: Theodor Kittelsen. Skogtroll (Forest Troll). 1906. Painting. Nasjonalmuseet (National Museum), Oslo, Norway. Available from: Nasjonalmuseet Fine Art Collections

Ingri d'Aulaire (1904–1980), Norway; and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (1898–1986), Switzerland/Germany

Works by Ingri d'Aulaire at UCLA Library
Works by Edgar Parin d'Aulaire at UCLA Library

Image citation: Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire. 1939. Photograph.  Per Ola d'Aulaire. Available from: Wikimedia Commons

Tove Jansson (1914–2001), Finland

Works by Tove Jansson at UCLA Library

Image citation: Tove Jansson. Comet in Moominland. 1946. Book cover. Moomin Characters Ab Ltd, Helsinki Finland. Available from

Selected Works

Resources for Scandinavian Children's Literature