Göte Lindmark was a Swedish, self-taught artist, best known for his illustrations of crosswords published in different Swedish union magazines. Göte Lindmark was born and raised in a small village outside the city of Piteå, Norrbotten, in the northern part of Sweden. After finishing compulsory school he moved to Stockholm and started his artistic career during the early 1950s. In the beginning of his career he made paintings and pen drawings in his spare time besides working as a postman. In the mid 1950s he was established enough to be able to support himself and his family by his artistry.
Lindmark's works, besides the crosswords, consists of illustrations and vignettes for school books and novels as well as a large production of pen drawings. During the sixties he created a comic strip called 'Runer', about everyday cares in the life of a Stone-age man. Later he also made a similar comic strip about Runer's female counterpart 'Runa-Lisa' and also one about a dog named 'Glufsen'. His pen drawings are very popular and has been sold to buyers in the US as well as in Asia.