Posts Tagged ‘ingrid vang nyman’

Ingrid Vang Nyman on Millesgården

September 12, 2011

The Danish artist and children’s book illustrator Ingrid Vang Nyman (1916-1959) is mostly known for her Pippi Longstocking illustrations. Ingrid Vang Nyman’s pictures of Pippi Longstocking have become classics and have been enjoyed in many countries. Her illustrations are also considered to be the beginning of modernism in the field of children’s book illustrations in Sweden.

– Every author who has been fortunate enough to find a congenial illustrator for their books, would be eternally grateful to that artist, Astrid Lindgren once said.

But inspite of Vang Nyman’s world famous illustrations, she´s fairly unknown as an artist. In late January next year, Swedish art museum Millesgården presents an exhibition about Ingrid Vang Nyman as an artist and children’s book illustrator.  The exhibition addresses both children and adults, and features some 50 original illustrations, and a larger playground where both children and adults can play.

Ingrid Vang Nyman’s Pippi Longstocking is also present in our logo, between Björn Berg’s Emil in Lönneberga and Ilon Wikland’s Karlsson-on-the-roof.

At Astrid Lindgren’s home

September 30, 2010

Today, British journalist Helen Soteriou and the award office visited Astrid Lindgren’s apartment at Dalagatan 46 in Stockholm. Our host was jury member Annika Lindgren, who generously showed us around in the home where Astrid Lindgren lived from 1941 until her death in 2002.

The apartment is not generally opened to the public. However, if you are a member of the Astrid Lindgren Society, you are able to join one of their visits. Also, there is a virtual tour available on Astrid Lindgren’s official webpage, this way you can see the home without even traveling.

One thing that strikes the visitors is that Astrid Lindgren, even though she achieved enormous success during her life time, never moved to a more fancy place. It’s a humble apartment, but it’s a very homely one. Filled with books in every room! And of course, gifts from children and presidents alike, awards (Astrid Lindgren received more than 100 …), original illustrations by artists such as Ilon Wikland, Ingrid Vang Nyman and Björn Berg, and first editions of her own books in many different languages (as seen below).

In one room, with a view of the park, the typewriter on which she typed her letters and manuscripts still sits, as if Astrid Lindgren just walked out the room.