Jenny Eugenia Nyström was born June 13, 1854
in Kalmar, Sweden; She died January 17, 1946
in Stockholm and was a painter and illustrator of
children’s books, but is mainly known as the
person who created the Swedes’ image of
the “jultomte” on numerous Christmas cards
and magazine covers, thus linking the
Swedish version of Santa Claus to the gnomes
of Scandinavian folklore.
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In 1887, at the age of 33, she married the medical
student Daniel Stoopendaal, brother of fellow
artists Ferdinand Stoopendaal.
Wilhelm Johan Stoopendaal, Georg Stoopendaal
and Ebba Stoopendaal. Due to tuberculosis
Daniel was never able to finish his studies and
take up his intended profession.
It was instead up to Jenny to support herself,
her husband and their son through her artistry,
while Daniel handled her business affairs.
He died in 1927.
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In 1933 her son, Curt Nyström Stoopendahl,
followed in her footsteps and also became a popular
postcard and poster artist, staying very close to
his mother’s artistic style. Even his signature,
“Curt Nyström”, looked like his mother’s. Likewise,
her brother-in-law, Georg Stoopendaal (1866-1953),
already in the beginning of the 19th century found
postcards to be a good source of income,
contrary to his more serious paintings,
and his Christmas cards are also clearly
inspired by Jenny Nyström's.
Jenny Nystrom werd geboren op 13 Juni in 1854
in Kalmar, Zweden; en overleed op 17 Januari 1946.
Ze begon te schilderen toen ze 15 jaar oud was,
Ze is misschien wel de meest bekende en
gewaardeerd om zijn prachtige illustraties
nog plechtig verspreiden kerstsfeer in december
onze koude noorden. Maar Jenny Nystrom heeft ons
ook andere zeer levendige
en symbolisch rijke illustraties achtergelaten.
Jenny laat ons de Noorse mythe met
nieuwe ogen zien
Met grote vaardigheid, presenteerde ze
typische kostuums, instellingen en alles wat
behoort tot de Noorse traditie.
Achter de mooie penseelstreken gaan
diepgaande studies schuil.
5 juni 2010