Anna Bengtsson

Born 1951, Sweden

Anna Bengtsson studied at KV Konstskola in Gothenburg and the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. She is an illustrator, graphic designer and writer of both children’s books and fiction. Her focus is on creating images.  Although Bengtsson frequently uses pastel crayons, tempera and watercolour, most of her works are made with acrylics and digital editing.

In Vildvinter (1999) Anna Bengtsson has illustrated Anna-Karin Palm’s texts. The book is about snow leopards that climb down from their trees as the winter’s night descends on Vitabergsparken in Stockholm. They whirl through the city, in the blinking, yellow lights from the snow ploughs, just before dawn, when they one more return to sleep in the tree tops in the park.