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Jenny Eugenia Nyström (born June 13 or June 15, 1854 in Kalmar, Sweden; died January 17, 1946 in Stockholm) 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.

Jenny Eugenia Nyström (born June 13 or June 15, 1854 in Kalmar, Sweden; died January 17, 1946 in Stockholm) 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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The engraving shows Sigrdrífa-Brynhildr bringing a drinking horn to Sigurðr. Three other women look on.    Jenny Nyström

The engraving shows Sigrdrífa-Brynhildr bringing a drinking horn to Sigurðr. Three other women look on. Jenny Nyström

Torgerd and Irpa. Artwork by Jenny Nyström (1854 - 1946), 1895. Published in "Ekermann, A. (1895). Från Nordens forntid : Fornnordiska sagor bearb. på svenska

Torgerd and Irpa. Artwork by Jenny Nyström (1854 - 1946), 1895. Published in "Ekermann, A. (1895). Från Nordens forntid : Fornnordiska sagor bearb. på svenska

Lilla Mors Bok    Jenny Nystrom

Jenny Nystrom (1854 – 1946, Swedish)

Aegir and his daughters brewing for the gods Jenny Nyström (1854-1946)

Aegir and his daughters brewing for the gods Jenny Nyström (1854-1946)

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