John Bauer (1882-1918) Swedish painter and illustrator.  Trolls, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales

John Bauer Swedish painter and illustrator. Trolls, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales

One of John’s favourites is Humpe, a small troll with a gentle disposition and a longing for the light world of people. Humpe is almond-eyed, snub-nosed and red-haired like a little faun. He first appeared in 1912, in the fairytale Trollsonen som hade solögon och vart skogsman - a romantic saga about a troll-boy that appealed to John. John returned to Humpe in works such as the late watercolour Moderskärlek (Mother love), painted in 1917.

A selection John Bauer illustrations and art prints from Bland Tomtar Och Troll (Among Gnomes and Trolls), Our Fathers' Godsaga, Sagovarld, as well as designs and paintings.

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“Han som kunde rida i alla Väder” tale, from “Bland Tomtar och Troll” illustrated by John Bauer

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'Humpe' was one of John Bauer's main character in the dramatic and romantic adventure 'Trollsonen som hade solögon och vart skogsman' by Vilhälm Nordin, in 'Bland Tomtar och Troll', 1912

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John Bauer, "Bergaporten"

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