I've almost finished the manuscript of my book about the Brothers Grimm and their tales.
I love this self-portrait by Ludwig Grimm. It's so lifelike, I imagine I might run into him today in Portland.
Ludwig's more famous older brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, also loved to draw. But Ludwig had special talent. He studied with the painter Philipp Otto Runge, and became a well-known artist and teacher.
Ludwig Grimm drew portraits of his brothers and their friends, and also illustrated the 1825 children's edition of Kinder- und Hausmärchen—Grimms' Fairy Tales.
I am a children's author and folklorist based in Portland, Oregon. Before I became a full-time writer and speaker, I was a children's librarian, then a puppeteer and storyteller. I received my Ph.D. in Folklore and Mythology Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.