Ossian Elgström

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Ossian Elgström.

Josef David Ossian Elgström (19 November 1883 – 20 May 1950) was a Swedish illustrator and writer. He was a brother of writer and visual artist Anna Lenah Elgström. Elgström studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts from 1906 to 1907, and then with Kristian Zahrtmann in 1907 and with Christian Krohg in 1908. He contributed to the magazines Strix, Söndags-Nisse and Puck. He collected folkloristic material from Siberia, Greenland and Lappland, which he used in his books. Among his books are Lapska myther (1914), Lappalaiset (1919), and Karesuando-lapparna (1922).[1]


  1. ^ Haverkamp, Frode Ernst. "Ossian Elgström". In Henriksen, Petter. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 19 June 2010.