was a Swedish author and illustrator of children's books. Among her better known books are Tale of the Little Little Old Woman and Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender.
Born in Stockholm her parents were businessman Bernt Maartman (1841-1889), whose family came from Bergen, Norway, and Augusta Fahlstedt (1850-1915). Beskow studied Art Education at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, then called Tekniska skolan, or the Technical school, in Stockholm.
She married former minister and social worker, doctor of theology Natanael Beskow in 1897. Elsa Beskow met her... Read