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Ottilia Adelborg

(6 December 1855 - 19 March 1936, Sweden)  Sweden

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En Björnhistoria by Ottilia Adelborg
En Björnhistoria (1899)

Ottilia Adelborg, born in Karlskrona, was a Swedish watercolor artist and illustrator. She is one of the first Swedish artists making children's picture books, with her earliest picture book published in 1882. In the 1890s she contributed to several children's magazines of the time. Although she mainly illustrated traditional nursery rhymes, she also wrote her own stories and often used the comics format. Besides children's books, Adelborg has also illustrated books for adults, designed wallpaper paterns and written books. She opened a school for lace making in Gagnef, Dalarna in 1903. The municipality of Gagnef instituted the literary Ottilia Adelborg prize in 2000.

Last updated: 2010-10-15

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