(1896 - 1970)
Gustaf Adolf Tenggren was active/lived in California, New York / Sweden. Gustaf Tenggren is known for magazine and children's book illustrator.
Biography Gustaf Tenggren
Gustaf Tenggren was born November 3, 1896 in Vastergotland,
Sweden. His early schooling and artistic influences were solidly
grounded in Scandinavian techniques, motifs and myths. At the age
of 20 he succeeded John Bauer as the illustrator for Bland Tomtar och Troll
(Among Elves and Trolls), a famous Swedish Christmas annual for
children. He illustrated the fairy tales by Swedish artists in
the annual from 1917 through 1926 - the last six years from America.
During this period he also illustrated an Andersen's Fairy Tales for
a publisher in Denmark. In 1920 he immigrated to the U.S., to
Cleveland, and then in 1922 to New York. By 1923 he was hard at
work breaking into the Ameri
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