Past – Helge Artelius

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This heirloom fold-out Nativity scene once belonged to my grandmother. A beautiful work of art, the scene is filled with wonderful details. Turned around, the reverse of the painting can be found on the opposite side. Amazing!

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The Nativity was painted by Swedish artist, Helge Artelius (1895-1989).

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I found many examples of Artelius’s work on the web, but there were few details about her life. If anyone can fill in the blanks about this artist please leave a comment. Thanks!

8 thoughts on “Past – Helge Artelius

    1. The illustrations are very familiar to me. I must have seen them in the books also. I hadn’t thought of them for years also. I wish that I could find out more about her life. There is very little on the web. Thanks for the comment.

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            1. Susie, I think of my grandparents daily. They were such a positive influence of Christian witness and love in my life. I hope someday my grandchildren will feel that way about me.

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