Illustration by Kay Nielsen
|Born||Kay Rasmus Nielsen|
March 12, 1886
|Died||June 21, 1957 (aged 71)|
Los Angeles, California
|Notable work||East of the Sun and West of the Moon|
|Spouse(s)||Ulla Pless-Schmidt (1926-death)|
Kay Rasmus Nielsen (March 12, 1886 – June 21, 1957) was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century, the "golden age of illustration" which lasted from when Daniel Viergeand other pioneers developed printing technology to the point that drawings and paintings could be reproduced with reasonable facility. He joined the ranks of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac in enjoying the success of the gift books of the early 20th century. Nielsen is also known for his collaborations with Disney for whom he contributed many story sketches and illustrations.