John Bauer

John  Bauer

John Bauer (1882-1918) was a well-known Swedish painter. He began illustrating fairy tales while still a student at the Swedish Royal Academy, influenced by Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson, as well as Arnold Bocklin's fantastical work. His best-known pictures were for Bland Tomtar och Troll (Among Elves and Trolls), a children's Christmas book that thrilled readers with its gentle comedy and beautiful detail.