Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Kay Nielsen – part 5

Kay Rasmus Nielsen (1886 – 1957) was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century, during the “golden age of illustration.” He joined the ranks of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac in enjoying the success of the Gift Books of the early 20th century. Nielsen is also known for his collaborations with Disney for whom he contributed many sketches and illustrations.

See part 1 - Introduction for full biographical notes on Kay Nielsen. See parts 2 - 4 also for earlier works.

This is part 5 of a 6–part post on the works of Kay Nielsen:

1925 Hansel and Gretel:

A year after the publication of "Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen," Kay Nielsen provided the artwork for “Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm” which was first published with 12 colour images and over 20 detailed monotone drawings.

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