Jenny Nyström

The sleigh ride

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Jenny Nyström (1854-1946). Born in Kalmar, she was noticed early on for her talent. Nyström studied at the Art Academy, where she began to lay the foundations for her fame, as she made illustrations for books, magazines, and postcards to support herself. Otherwise, her early painting was characterized by depictions of folk life and portraits. She then became the "Kalmar girl" who went to Paris for further art studies. Most of all noticed for her self-portrait in oil at the French "Salon", which can now be found at the Kalmar County Museum. During her studies, she had begun a collaboration with Viktor Rydberg, his fairy tale "Little Vigg's Adventure on Christmas Eve" (1875), she made drawings for. Rydberg also had her illustrate the famous poem "Tomten" (1881). Through these illustrations, she began her lifelong relationship with Santa. Her lengthy career and work as an illustrator for children's and youth literature has made her popular and loved in Sweden for generations.

Technique: Watercolor & opaque white on paper
Size: 19 x 15 cm leaf size (approx 46.5 x 41.5 cm incl. frame)

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