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The Art of Elsa Beskow: 20 Pull-Out Frameable Prints

Vintage Scandinavian Wall Prints

September 2024
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • ISBN 9781782508861
  • Language English
  • Pages 40 pp.
  • Size 8.7" x 12.25"

A stunning collection of Elsa Beskow's classic vintage illustrations to decorate any home.

The picture books of Swedish author-illustrator Elsa Beskow (1874–1953) have been beloved by adults and children alike for more than a hundred years. Her nostalgic artwork transports readers to an idyllic Sweden at the turn of the 20th century.

This beautiful collection of twenty pull-out frameable prints includes iconic illustrations from some of Elsa Beskow's best-loved books—Around the Year, Children of the Forest, The Flowers' Festival, Peter in Blueberry Land, Woody, Hazel and Little Pip, and many more. From flower folk to curious elves, loving families to adventurous children, the prints showcase Elsa Beskow's classic whimsical style and celebration of nature.

Printed on sturdy, high-quality card, using plant-based inks, each picture can be pulled out and framed to make a charming addition to any space in the home—add vintage artwork to a nursery, living room, or bedroom. The full-color prints are designed to fit in an A4 frame without a mat, or in a 11x15 inch frame with a mat.

This gorgeous gift book is sprinkled with quotes and line drawings, as well as interesting information about Beskow's life and work and will appeal to collectors and new fans alike.

Elsa Beskow

Elsa Beskow (1874–1953) was born in Stockholm. Her parents were entrepreneur Bernt Maartman (1841–1889), whose family came from Bergen, Norway, and Augusta Fahlstedt (1850–1915). Beskow studied Art Education at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, then called Tekniska skolan, or the Technical school, in Stockholm. In 1897, she married former minister and social worker and doctor of theology Natanael Beskow, whom she met while serving as a teacher at Djursholms samskola, where he served as headmaster. They had six sons. Beskow became one of the best known of all Swedish children's book artists. She also illustrated "ABC" books and songbooks for Swedish schools. Her book pages are often framed in a decorative Art Nouveau style. Beskow received international recognition for her simple, cheerful stories and outstanding illustrations.