Bjorn Wiinblad was a Danish artist born in Copenhagen in 1918. He was educated at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen and pursued a career in a range of arts including painting, ceramics, stage design, poster design, books, glass and tapestries. Wiinblad's style is marked by bright colors, playful design, and a sense of joyfulness. Often incorporating human figures into his work, Wiinblad's characters were usually round-faced and charming. Some of his better known professional associations include porcelain work for Rosenthal, illustration for Hans Christian Andersen, and textiles for Nymolle Fajance Fabrik. His work has been widely exhibited and celebrated throughout the world. Wiinblad died in 2006.