Bjørn Wiinblad

20.9.1918 – 8.6.2006

Originally, Bjørn Wiinblad trained as a typographer, following his father’s wish, but he was never to take it up as a career. Instead, he was accepted on the graphic line at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and made his debut with an exhibition in 1945. The next year, he was affiliated with the Nymølle Faience factory, and later he produced a large number of decorative and functional objects, many with the German Rosenthal and Danish Rosendal factories. He embraced both mass production and unique pieces.

In 1966, Wiinblad acquired Det Blå Hus in Lyngby, where he lived and worked for the rest of his life. Bjørn Wiinblad produced posters on practically all subjects, although posters for music and the theatre predominate. He has an exuberantly joyful, imaginative style, evocative of fairy tales. His posters are populated with colourful, rounded figures of humans and animals.