The artist John Bauer 1882–1918

Get to know the artist John Bauer with the help of his paintings, sketches, letters and photographs.

The fairy tale artist John Bauer (1882−1918) grew up in Jönköping. He was inspired by the areas around Södra Vätterbygden and used to always return to these places. It was here that he captured the environment to his “Bauer forests”, which he populated with fairy tale-like creatures like trolls and giants, knights and princesses. Through his great collection of paintings, sketches and letters, different sides of John Bauer’s artistry are portrayed.

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