Theodor Severin Kittelsen

1857-1914 Norway/Illustrator

 

Brief Biography-Theodor Severin Kittelsen was born in Kragerø, Norway in 1857. He studied drawing in Oslo and Munich after 1874, and from 1882 he lived in Paris for five years. He set up a studio near Prestfoss, Norway, where he married and settled. Folklore collectors commissioned him to do illustrations for folktales, for which he eventually received the knighthood of the Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav in 1908. His original home in Kragerø is now a museum.

 

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Boy on
White Horse

Boy on White Horse

White Bear King
Valemon

White Bear King Valemon

Peer Gynt in
The Hall-

Peer Gynt in The Hall of Thedor Kittelsen

Stooks of Corn in
Moonlight

Stooks of Corn in Moonlight


Echo

Echo

Christmas
Troll

Christmas Troll

Forest
Troll

Forest Troll

Soria
Moria

Soria Moria

The Nix as a Brook
Horse

The Nix as a Brook Horse

Self-
portrait

Self-portrait

The Fairy that
Disappeared

The Fairy that Disappeared

The Twelve Wild
Ducks

The Twelve Wild Ducks

The Water
Spirit

The Water Spirit


Woodpecker

Woodpecker