Scott Gustafson

Easton Press Scott Gustafson books

Classic Fairy Tales  - Signed Limited Edition - 2008
Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose - Signed Limited Edition - 2008


Scott Gustafson biography

Scott Gustafson is primarily known as an American illustrator and author, specializing in the creation of whimsical and fantastical illustrations, particularly in the realm of children's literature. Born on June 3, 1956, Gustafson's artistic talent became evident at an early age. He pursued his passion for art and graduated with honors from the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Over the years, Gustafson has established himself as a prominent figure in the world of illustration, known for his distinctive style characterized by vibrant colors, intricate details, and a nostalgic, fairy-tale quality.

Gustafson's career includes a wide range of projects, but he is perhaps best recognized for his work in illustrating classic children's stories and fairy tales. His art often graces the pages of books featuring beloved characters and timeless tales, bringing them to life with his unique visual interpretations. Some of the classic stories he has illustrated include Peter Pan, The Night Before Christmas, and The Nutcracker. In addition to his contributions to children's literature, Gustafson's art has been featured in various publications, advertising campaigns, and galleries. His ability to capture the essence of storytelling through visual art has garnered him a dedicated fan base and critical acclaim.

Scott Gustafson's work goes beyond traditional illustration; he has also authored and illustrated his own books, further showcasing his storytelling prowess. His books often carry a sense of wonder and enchantment, appealing to readers of all ages.

As an artist who has made a significant impact on the world of illustration, Scott Gustafson continues to inspire with his timeless and magical depictions of beloved stories, leaving an indelible mark on the world of children's literature and the broader realm of visual arts. Please note that developments in his career or additional projects may have occurred since my last update.


Award-winning artist Scott Gustafson, inspired by the Golden Age of illustration, re-tells and re-imagines some of our best known fairy tales through his inimitable illustrations.

Classic Fairy Tales

Artist Scott Gustafson spent more than four years creating the seventy-five rich oil paintings, reproduced here in full color. His style is reminiscent of N.C. Wyeth and Wyeth;s gifted student Jessie Wilcox Smith (plus a touch of Arthur Rackham in the fairies). The rounded-face, glowing children and charming interiors contribute to Gustafson?s unique and contemporary style, which will capture the hearts of even the most hard-boiled media-savvy child.

Features ten of the most enduring fairy tales of all time. The stories, chosen and edited by the artist, are a balance of 'princess' classics and frolicking adventure tales.

Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose

Once upon a time, artist Scott Gustafson set out to illustrate classic stories, fairy tales, and nursery rhymes. Decades later, his immediately recognizable paintings have made bestsellers of Peter Pan, The Night Before Christmas, Classic Fairy Tales, and Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose . Now he gives us Classic Bedtime Stories , a lavishly illustrated, oversized collection of some of his favorite tales. Stories such as “Sleeping Beauty,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and “Sambha and the Tigers” leap off the page thanks to Gustafson’s exquisite paintings and lively retelling of these classics. “The Lion and the Mouse” and “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse” demonstrate his talent at creating uncanny anthropomorphic characters who keep us smiling even as they teach us about tolerance, diversity, and the Golden Rule. A book that even adults will enjoy reading aloud again and again, Classic Bedtime Stories will keep youngsters of all ages engaged for hours. Gustafson’s unique style makes this a volume to be cherished by children, parents, and grandparents for generations to come.

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