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Kay Nielsen – Illustrations for In Powder and Crinoline 1913

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Kay Rasmus Nielsen (March 12, 1886 – June 21, 1957) was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century, 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 story sketches and illustrations.

This is Kay Nielsen’s first illustrated book: In Powder and Crinoline: Old Fairy Tales Retold by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couchwas. Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1913. Nielsen went on to illustrate East of the Sun, West of the Moon (1914), Andersen’s Fairy Tales (1924), Hansel and Gretel (1924) and Red Magic (1930).

Art Gallery: Kay Nielsen – In Powder and Crinoline 1913

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