Uncanny Artist Ephemera and Objects for Artists and Collectors
  • Decorative Letters by Einar Nerman from Fairy Tales from the North

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    These are 12 Chapter Heading Decorative Letters by Einar Nerman from Fairy Tales from the North, published by Alfred Knopf in 1946.  Einar Nerman was a Swedish artist who studied with Matisse at the Academie Matisse in Paris.  He wrote songs and music, whose sheet music covers he illustrated, and made book covers for his Communist brother's published writings.  In Sweden, he is known for his art of the Solstickan matchbox.  Each simple letter (which appears in the upper right hand corner) is accompanied by an expressive black and white drawing of a character from a fairy tale.  The figures, which all appear to come from fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, include: a seated Chinese emperor in elaborate clothing (The Nightingale); a man pulling a bear; the Virgin Mary with outstretched hands; a seated little girl holding a flower; a leaping spotted horse; an adult princess sitting on a hill; a tiny child (Thumbelina) with two frogs; a mermaid with flowing hair (The Little Mermaid); a marching soldier (The Steadfast Tin Soldier); the profile of a young princess with crown; a girl riding a cow; and an 18th century woman holding a flower and a fan.  The letters vary in size from 2" x 2.25" to  3" x 2.375".  Each letter has been individually wrapped.  These Decorative Letters by Einar Nerman from Fairy Tales from the North are in very good condition with no damage or wear.