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    • Barbara Middleton

      dahliafyodorovna: Artwork by Lennart Helje I Painter, illustrator, born in 1940. in Lima. He paints Christmas cards with elves in snowy lan...

    • Wendy Dimaggio

      A Polar Bear's Tale: Illustration by Lennart Helje ~ Lennart Helje is a Swedish illustrator particularly known for his wondrously moody paintings of gnomes either with animals or without, but usually with snow. He was born in Lima (I'm assuming a village or city in Sweden and not the Lima of Peru) in 1940.

    • Krisanda Corelli

      "Julen är här" Gnome with torch and a Cat and a Mouse Illustration by Lennart Helje ~ Lennart Helje is a Swedish illustrator particularly known for his wondrously moody paintings of gnomes either with animals or without, but usually with snow.

    • Sarah S

      Yup, slightly obsessed with gnomes... Jul Nisse - a Scandinavian Christmas elf, painted by Lennart Helje

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