Tove Jansson grew up in an artistic Household in Helsinki. Her Mother was an Illustrator, her Father a Sculptor. While her Mother worked, Tove would sit by her Side, drawing her own Pictures. She soon added Words to the Images. Her first Book, Sara and Pelle and the Octopuses of the Water Sprite, was published when she was just 13. The War had a great Effect on Tove. She was depressed and her Anxiety and Grief are embedded in the first Book The Moomins and the great Flood.
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Travelling Moomins by Tove Jansson

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Tove Jansson and Island Living by Per Olov Jansson 1930s

"Island living, Tove" by Per Olov (Courtesy the Finnish Institute in London), included in the exhibition "Tove Jansson: Tales From the Archipelago," London's ICA (Summer

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High quality digital print - a copy of book illustration made by Tove Jansson to Finn Family Moomintroll.

Picture for Moomin competition in honor of the anniversary of Tove Jansson. Illustration by Nokeek - Lena Gnedkova

Tove Jansson

Tove ----- In 70 year old Tove Jansson painted her last monumental work for the Taikurin hattu (Hobgoblin’s hat) kindergarten in Pori, Finland. Three-part mural presents Moominvalley in spring, summer and autumn.