Kay Nielsen's illustrations to Grimms Fairy Tales, Old Tales from the North (East of the Sun West of the Moon), Twelve Dancing Princesses, Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, and others. Can you see the influence of Aubrey Beardsley in his work? At Walt Disney's request, Kay Nielsen did the Bald Mountain scenes in Fantasia.Also see Kay Nielsen Catalog by Book
The Unicorn (Valiant Little Tailor)
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