Jan Lööf (b. 1940) is one of Sweden’s foremost draughtsmen and illustrators. His classic comics Felix and Ville have inspired a whole generation of cartoonists. But perhaps his children’s books are the foremost reason he is well-known to a broader audience.
Lööf has also contributed to the flora of Swedish children’s TV-sows thanks to his role in the cult television series Tårtan (The Cake) and his own animated production Skrotnisse och hans vänner (Junk-Nisse and his Friends), which was a collaboration with Lars-Åke Kylén.
In the catalogue Jan Lööf –Image Maker the contributors sketch a background to Lööf’s visual work from a number of different angles. Together with the comprehensive – and to some extent previously unpublished – illustrations, the articles provide an in-depth view of an artistic production that is extremely vibrant, spiritual and open to new ideas.
Exhibition catalogue Jan Lööf – Image maker
Editor: Anna Hyltze
Authors: Gustav Cavallius, Carl Johan De Geer, Magnus Haglund, Anna Hyltze, Isabella Nilsson, Ulla Rhedin
Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg 2011
Graphic design: Johan Melbi
Paperback with protective cover, 128 pages, 224 illustrations
Price: 125 SEK
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