Swedish artist and illustrator of numerous postcards and magazine covers, the author of the popular folklore image - the Christmas gnome "Nissi", which is depicted in more than 1,500 illustrations.
Jenny was born in the small Swedish town of Kalmar. The first postcards with her drawings were published already in 1887, these were fabulous illustrations for fairy tales (Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, etc.). In 1900, Jenny, together with the author - teacher Anna Sjöstrand published a school textbook, Fifty Little Stories Retold for School (50 småhistorier, till återberättande i skolan). The book contained stories and fables and was very beautifully illustrated with black and white drawings by Nyström. This textbook was republished in new editions in 1907 and 1921, and is now used in schools as a reading book. Of course, the main theme of the artist's work was postcards - for Christmas and Easter, other holidays, and simply thematic. Jenny's postcards have been published in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, and even the United States. Art critics point out that within this "postal" genre, Nyström was Sweden's most famous author.