Monday, March 2, 2015

Alphabet of Artists: N is for Nielsen

N is for Nielsen

Kay Nielsen: illustration from "Felicia or The Pot of Pinks," in In Powder and Crinoline, 1913.

"This good Fairy placed her own baby in a cradle of roses and gave command to the zephyrs to carry him to the tower. . .  With this book, Nielsen became the third of the great gift book illustrators, following Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac."

Kay Rasmus Nielsen (March 12, 1886 – June 21, 1957)

(source for quote: A Treasury of the Great Children's Book Illustrators by Susan E. Meyer, published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, copyright 1983)

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