Kay Nielsen (Danish-American, 1886-1957)
Kay Nielsen was an art nouveau illustrator who specialized in books for children. He worked as a concept artist for the Walt Disney company from 1937-1941. His work was used in Night on Bald Mountain and Ave Maria in Disney’s Fantasia. By the 1950’s, his style had fallen out of fashion, and he died in poverty in Los Angeles.
Arabian Nights, 1917