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Ilon Wikland: “All along, I’ve been trying to paint the emotions”

Ilon Wikland is an Estonian-Swedish artist and illustrator, renowned for her illustrations for the world-famous Swedish children author Astrid Lindgren. Born in Tartu in 1930, and raised in Haapsalu, on Estonia’s western coast, Wikland fled from the Soviet occupation of Estonia in 1944 and found a safe haven in Sweden. A …

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