Rudolf Koivu

Rudolf Koivu (1890 – 1946) was a Finnish illustrator and painter, best known for illustrating books of fairytales for children, which are enduringly and timelessly popular. He was born in St. Petersburg. He illustrated stories by Zacharias Topelius, Anni Swan and Hans Christian Andersen, among others. Koivu died in Helsinki in 1946. In his honor, the Rudolf Koivu Prize was established in 1949. It is awarded biennially to Finnish illustrators of children's books.
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Rudolf Koivu

Umbrella of stars. - Illustrated by Rudolf Koivu, 1940 Rudolf Koivu, Finnish artist, who mainly illustrated fairy tales.

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Rudolf Koivu Christmas Pictures

Rudolf Koivu was a popular Finnish children's illustrator whose work still appears on Christmas cards and calendars every year.

Zacharias Topelius - Rudolf Koivu (kuv.) : Adalmiinan helmi

Story by Zacharias Topelius - illustration by Rudolf Koivu : Adalmiinan helmi (Adalmiinas pearl)

Rudolf Koivu

Beautiful Sarkan Roja, a Hungarian folk tale, illustration by Rudolf Koivu