Calling the Birds - Celebration Greeting Card

$6.00 USD
SKU: 14915B

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The accompanying text for this fantastical piece within the pages of Kay Nielsen's seminal book of Norwegian fairy tales, East of the Sun and West of the Moon (1914), reads: "No sooner had he whistled than he heard a whizzing and a whirring from all quarters, and such a large flock of birds swept down that they blackened all the field in which they settled." As a greeting card, its blank interior makes it versatile for marking various magical occasions. See our entire Bird Collection!

Kay Nielsen (1886–1957) was a Danish illustrator known for his exquisite illustrations of fairy tales and folklore. Born in Copenhagen, Nielsen studied art in Paris before starting his career as an illustrator. His early work garnered attention for its intricate detail and unique style, leading to commissions for various publications and projects. His illustrations often featured delicate lines, rich colors, and a dreamlike quality that captivated viewers. He gained international acclaim for his contributions to the illustration field, particularly his illustrations of fairy tales such as East of the Sun and West of the Moon (1914). He collaborated with Disney on many story sketches and illustrations, notably for Fantasia. His initial work stood out because he used a 4-color process, contrasting with the traditional 3-color process many of his contemporaries used. Unsurprisingly, given his parents' involvement in theater, he returned to set decoration and costume design throughout his career. Nielsen's timeless illustrations inspire artists and enchant audiences with their unparalleled beauty.

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Kay Nielsen

Product Specs

A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope