The Art of Gustaf Tenggren



Gustaf Tenggren (1896-1970) is one of the artists associated with the Golden Age of Illustration.


The Gustaf Tenggren Collection at Spirit of the Ages includes art images from some of Tenggren's seminal work. As a valuable reference resource, options are also provided for purchasing a range of gifts, including reproduction prints, posters and greeting cards.


Tenggren's earliest published commissions were in Sweden and following Bauer's final work for Bland Tomtar Och Troll, Tenggren illustrated 10 volumes for that annual collection of tales (even following his emigration to the United States of America in 1920).


After settling in the United States, Tenggren received further commissions for illustrated books and worked for Walt Disney Studios throughout the 1930s (he was Art Director on

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and contributed to other productions including Bambi, The Ugly Duckling, Hiawatha and Fantasia).


Above, we show a vintage

photograph of Gustaf Tenggren


Throughout his later career, he worked on his own publishing projects and with The Golden Press. It is through his work

for The Golden Press that he reached mass market popularity - with one of his illustrated books, The Poky Little Puppy

being the World's most printed.


We invite you to take the time to peruse the wonderful artwork from Gustaf Tenggren that is included in the Collection -

to view images from any one of Tenggren's suites or individual illustrations listed below, simply 'click' on the hyperlinks

embedded within the titles and the images.



Bland Tomtar Och Troll (1922)

17 images

d'Aulnoy's Fairy Tales

9 colour images

Bland Tomtar Och Troll (1925)

15 images

Bland Tomtar Och Troll (1926)

11 images



A Wonderbook and

Tanglewood Tales

5 colour images

Grimm's Märchenschatz

32 colour images

Elves by Candlelight

1 colour image


1 colour image



The Dwarves

1 colour image



The Queen and the

Magic Mirror

1 colour image

Geppetto's Store

1 colour image

Marionettes on Ice

1 colour image