Friday 21 August 2015

Kay Nielsen – part 3

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 part 2 also for earlier works.

This is part 3 of a 6–part post on the works of Kay Nielsen:

1914 East of the Sun and West of the Moon:

1914 saw the publication of another children’s collection, “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” for which Nielsen provided 25 colour plates and more than 21 monotone images. The colour images for both “Powder and Crinoline” and “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” were reproduced by a new 4-colour process, in contrast to many illustrations by his contemporaries that characteristically utilised a traditional 3-colour process.