PORTRAIT: ASTRID LINGREN
MATERIAL: Acrylic on canvas paper
SIZE: 21cm x 30cm (A4)
“I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that.”
ASTRID LINDGREN – THE ARTIST
Astrid Lindgren (1907 – 2002) was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. Her legendary children’s book characters include Pippi Longstocking and Karlsson-on-the-Roof. She has written also touching children’s fantasy novels like Ronia the Robbers Daughter and The Brothers Lionheart. She wrote more than 30 books for children during her career. She has so far sold roughly 165 million books worldwide.
My portrait painting of her is based on this public domain photograph taken in 1924.
ASTRID LINDGREN AND ME
Her books and strong female characters – like Pippi and Ronia – have been my beloved companions trough my childhood. In the 1st grade our teacher read aloud her book The Brothers Lionheart. It made cry in the class room. Later I’ve read all her books myself.
We also share the same second (or for her it’s the third) name. She is Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren and I am Elli Emilia Maanpää.