The first producer of Mothers Day plates
Bing & Grondahl issued the world's first Mothers Day plate in 1969. This first Mother's Day plate was designed by Henry Thelander and it depicts a mother dog with her puppies.
From 1969 Bing and Grondahl has issued a Mothers Day plate each year. All the plates are with motifs of animals with their young ones.
The artists of the series
From 1969 until 1988 Henry Thelander (1902-1986) was the artist of the plates until 1989 where Leif Ragn Jensen took over and continued the tradition.
Leif Ragn Jensen was an obviously choice as designer, because he as painter had painted many portraits of the Mother nature's animals. The first Mothers Day plate created by Leif Ragn Jensen shows a cow with calf.
Leif Ragn Jensen created three Mothers Day plates for Bing & Grondahl before handing the responsibility over to Allan Therkelsen. His first Mothers Day plate depicts a panda with her young.
When he had created 4 Mothers Day plates, he forwarded the honour to Les Didier. An American artist who had painted many birds and animals.
Les Didier designed two plates before Bing & Grondahl started to work with Finn Clausen. From 1999 until today he has created all Mothers Day plates with great success.