Yngve Svalander studied at the Crafts Society School, Academy of Arts and also abroad. He worked primarily as a draughtsman and graphic artist and was a cartoonist since 1950 for the newspaper Upsala Nya Tidning.
He created "Kajan" (the Jackdaw) which in 1962 began delivering a daily comment on the causerie page. The inspiration came from the jackdaws that flew around the cathedral towers. This bird became the hallmark of the newspaper and was published for more than 24 years, six days a week.
Svalander has also illustrated several books, such as Tore Vretmans Menu (1956) and published the storybook The balloon trip.
Yngve Svalander is represented in H.M. King Gustav VI Adolf's collection, Uppsala University Library and Borås Museum.
Burial site: 0130-0030B
Image description: Yngve Svalander, Uppsala 1965. Photo: Uppsala-Bild / Upplandsmuseet. [The image is cropped]
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