The art of John Bauer, 1882–1918


A Young Prince Went Riding out in the Moonlight.

A Swedish artist whose fairytale illustrations were an influence upon later book illustrators from Arthur Rackham to Brian Froud. More pictures here and yet more at Art Passions.

Bud Plant’s John Bauer page
The John Bauer Museum



Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The illustrators archive

2 thoughts on “The art of John Bauer, 1882–1918”

  1. What a delightful body of work this amazing artist has left us. I had never seen his work until I looked for Creative Commons images of Trolls for an article I proposed to write. My favourite artist from the Golden Age of book illustration (roughly 1880 – 1930) has always been Arthur Rackham. I must agree with the writer of an article on Wikipedia that had Bauer been born into an English-speaking environment he would have had as large a following as Rackham. Bauer’s death at age 36 together with his wife and son is a tragedy for art lovers and those who appreciate the work of a gentle – if often depressed – spirit. Such a loss – but I’m grateful to have discovered him at all.

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