Johan Vestly, Date of Birth, Date of Death


Johan Vestly

Norwegian artist

Date of Birth: 24-Nov-1923

Date of Death: 28-Nov-1993

Profession: illustrator, painter

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Johan Vestly

  • Johan Vestly (November 24, 1923 - November 28, 1993) was a Norwegian illustrator, artist and film producer. Johan Vestly was born in Oslo, Norway.
  • After taking his secondary education in 1943, he studied at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry as well as privately.
  • He also stayed in Paris in 1949.
  • Originally a painter, Vestly was represented at the Norwegian Autumn Exhibition in 1947.Johan Vestly illustrated his first book in 1953, and later illustrated most of the books of his wife, Anne-Cath.
  • Vestly.
  • Together with his wife, Johan Vestly twice received the Illustrasjonsprisen awarded by the Norwegian National Library Authority (Statens bibliotektilsyn).
  • In 1964, the husband and wife team was honored for Knerten gifter seg and in 1976 for Guro og nøkkerosene.Vestly also worked as a television producer on several programs including the television series Guro and directed a documentary on Norwegian skier pioneer, Sondre Nordheim.
  • Norway's stamps for the 2010 Europa issue under the joint theme of children's books featured illustrates by Johan Vestly.
  • The stamps featured Mormor og de ĂĄtte ungene (Grandma and the Eight Children) from the seven books series written by Anne-Cath.
  • Vestly.

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