Collection: Lasse Sandberg

Lasse Sandberg, born 1924 in Stockholm, died 2008 in Karlstad, was a Swedish illustrator, cartoonist and children's book author. He debuted as a cartoonist in Sunday Santa-Strix and then employment in various daily newspapers followed. Under the signature Mr. Sandberg, his drawings were published in various magazines. At first his drawings were inspired by the American cartoonists such as Saul Steinberg, but during the mid-1950s he developed his style towards a more personal and concise expressiveness with short monologues as descriptive text.

Lasse Sandberg used marker, ink, crayons, pastel, acrylic and collage in his illustrations. He is considered to be the one who introduced the collage technique into picture books. He also used the collage technique in a series of posters for Dagens Nyheter and the Stockholm subway, where he created the collages from different colored torn pieces of paper and xylographs from the mid-19th century.


The illustration line in Anders Beckman's school


National Museum
Academy of Arts
Artists' House, Oslo


Värmland's museum, Karlstad
Swedish-French art gallery, Stockholm
Gallery Brinken
Värmland Art Association


He was awarded the newly instituted Academy Award for cartoonists in 1954
cultural scholarship from the nation of Värmland in Uppsala in 1961
Writer's Fund work grant in 1962 and 1964
Together with his wife, he was awarded a scholarship from the Book Lottery


Värmland's museum
National Museum
Post Museum
The modern Museum
Enköping city library
Värmland County Council
Karlstad municipality
University of Virginia.