It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas to All our Readers!

(A Christmas Card by Rudolf Koivu)

The gifted graphic artist and painter, Rudolf Koivu (1890-1946), is one of Finland's most famous illustrators. Koivu is best known for his illustrations of fairy tales and other children's publications. Koivu's Christmas cards and cover pictures for Christmas magazines have had a strong influence on the Finnish image of a "real Christmas".

Rudolf Koivu Prize (10 000 euros) is awarded every second year for the best children's or youth book illustration in Finland. The Rudolf Koivu prize was first awarded in 1949 to celebrate the lifetime achievements of the artist Rudolf Koivu. This year’s (2019) price went to the illustrator Marika MaijalaThe purpose of the prize is to raise the quality of artwork in children's books.

(A Christmas Card by Rudolf Koivu)

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