The Swedish artist John Bauer sits on my 'top shelf' right beside Arthur Rackham and a very few others. He worked in the early part of the last century but his career was cut short by a tragic boating accident that drowned him as well as his wife and their young son.
When I was little I both thought the picture was a bit creepy, considering the trolls, but yet so mysterious and beutiful. It really is like a fairytale.
1912 John Bauer (Swedish 1882-1918) ~ Julbocken (Yule Goat) from “A Polar Bear’s Tale”
Poland. Welcome to the polish sea-coast authors: Zbigniew Kaja, Grażyna Wyszomirska, 1964