John Bauer

John Bauer

Birth
Jönköping, Jönköpings kommun, Jönköpings län, Sweden
Death 20 Nov 1918 (aged 36)
Burial Jönköping, Jönköpings kommun, Jönköpings län, Sweden
Plot 16 04 06
Memorial ID 7943553 · View Source
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Artist. Acclaimed for describing the world of elves, trolls and the mystique of the Nordic fairy tales. From 1907-1910 and 1912-1915 he illustrated a Swedish annual Christmas book for children, called "Bland tomtar och troll" (Among Elves and Trolls). That title has become synonumous with his pictures more than the contents of the stories. He also illustrated "Great Swedish Fairy Tales." A stormy night in november 1918 he and his family, wife Ester and three year old Putte, were going by the ferryboat Per Brahe on Lake Vättern. But they never reached harbour as the boat sank. When his death was announced a National mourning affected Sweden.

Bio by: Peter Robsahm


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peter Robsahm
  • Added: 3 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7943553
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Bauer (4 Jun 1882–20 Nov 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7943553, citing Östra Kyrkogården (The Eastern Cemetery), Jönköping, Jönköpings kommun, Jönköpings län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .