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Jens Ahlbom

Jens Ahlbom is a skilled watercolor painter in the “blonde” Nordic tradition. His pictures are often humorous, realistic and always expressive.

Through his career, Ahlbom has illustrated several picture books and worked together with many prominent children’s literature writers.

In 1985, he won second prize in Rabén & Sjögren’s picture book competition with Jonatan at Måsberget. It is a beautiful and tender story about a little boy who is born without wings in a country where you have to be able to fly to get by. In 2003, Jens received the Elsa Beskow Plaque, and has been given several other awards.



Jens Ahlbom's books