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Stig Claesson

Swedish artist and writer

John Stig Claesson (June 2, 1928January 4, 2008) was a Swedish writer and illustrator. He also was known by his signature Slas.

Stig Claesson
Stig 'Slas' Claesson, writer and artist, at Berns in Stockholm as winner of the 1966 Bernsstipendiatet.
Stig 'Slas' Claesson, writer and artist, at Berns in Stockholm as winner of the 1966 Bernsstipendiatet.
Born(1928-06-02)2 June 1928
Huddinge, Sweden
Died(2008-01-04)4 January 2008
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupationwriter, illustrator
LanguageSwedish
NationalitySwedish
Period1956-2006
Genrechildren-youth

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Claesson was born on June 2, 1928 in Huddinge, south of Stockholm. He went to the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts between 1947 and 1952, when he began to illustrate Swedish classical books such as those written by Per Anders Fogelström.

Claesson was the father of actor Leif Claesson. Stig died on January 4, 2008 in Stockholm.

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