January 16, 2012

DENMARK: Spang Olsen, Denmark’s legendary artist and author has died

COPENHAGEN, Denmark / Politiken .dk / January 16, 2012

IB Spang Olsen. Archive. - Foto: PER FOLKVER (arkiv)

SPANG OLSEN, one of Denmark’s legendary artists and authors, Ib Spang Olsen, has died at the age of 90 after a short illness, according to his family.
Spang Olsen was best known for his illustrations and not least for his work with Halfdan Rasmussen’s books of children’s rhymes. He was also an author of children’s books in his own right.
He received the H.C. Andersen medal for his illustrations in 1972 and has also received several prizes for children’s books from the Culture Ministry. In 2008 he was awarded the Gyldendal Prize for Children’s Books.
His funeral service will take place at the Marienborg Chapel on January 23.

Edited by Julian Isherwood

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