Swedish illustrator Marit Törnqvist joins Iranian artists for Tehran showcase

April 15, 2018

TEHRAN – Swedish illustrator Marit Törnqvist has joined three Iranian artists in an exhibition that opened at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran on Friday.

Illustration by Nushin Safakhu, Keivan Akbari and Mahsa Mansuri from Iran are also on display at the exhibit named “Children’s Book Illustrations in Intercultural Dialogue”, the forum has announced in a press release published on Sunday.

Törnqvist is scheduled to deliver a speech titled “Dialogue of Two Different Worlds” on April 20. 

Törnqvist was born in 1964 in Uppsala. Since the age of five, she has been living in the Netherlands, but spends at least three months in Sweden every year.

She studied art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Her first commission for Rabén & Sjögren was to do two picture books. One of them was her fellow writer Astrid Lindgren’s “A Calf for Christmas”.

She has also designed the set for Lindgren’s “Story Train” and the Villa Villekulla room at Junibacken children’s museum in Stockholm. She was also awarded the Emil Prize in memory of Astrid Lindgren in 2004.

Among her credits are also Lindgren’s “The Day Adam Got Mad”, “In the Land of Twilight”, “Sunnanäng” and “Sagoresan”.

The exhibit will be running until April 23 at the Forum located on Musavi St., off Taleqani Ave.

Photo: Swedish illustrator Marit Törnqvist poses beside her works in an exhibition at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran on April 13, 2018. (Honaronline/Zeinab Shoaei)

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