« An Artist’s Love Song to the Danish Summer »

HANSEN (Sikker)

Danish Summer.

(Copenhagen), Politikens Forlag, (1950).

Folio, publisher’s cream paper boards watercoloured in the artist’s hand with bluish vertical motifs, label printed in blue mounted on the first side, (28) pp. double leaves printed on one side only, short preface by the Danish critic Carl Johan Elmquist (1911-1997), 28 splendid original lithographed plates in colour; each image is captioned. Complete.

First edition.

The atmosphere of Danish summers rendered with poetry and grace by the great Danish artist.

Aage Sikker Hansen (1897-1955) was a decorator, poster artist, lithographer, press illustrator and children’s book illustrator. He was responsible for decorating the Danish pavilion at several World Fairs – Brussels (1935), Paris (1937) and New York (1939).

A very good copy.