Tove Jansson, the artist, with her Moomin characters, 1956

Tove Jansson: My magical Moomin Christmas

Novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author Tove Jansson with her Moomin characters,

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins but also an amazing painter. Just saw her centenary exhibition at the Ateneum Museum in Helsinki today, and I'm blown away.

Tove Marika Jansson (9 August 1914 – 27 June 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author.

Young Tove Jansson painting in her studio. Finnish author and artist, creator of The Moomins.

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson August 1914 – 27 June was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. Jansson is best known as the author of the Moomin books for children.

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson Tove Marika Jansson was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. For her contribution as a children's writer she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in

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Tove Jansson Tove Marika Jansson was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. For her contribution as a children's writer she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in

Why this pin? I'm a fan of Tove Jansson (9 August 1914 – 27 June 2001), a Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author principally known as the author of the Moomin books. Her cultural legacy is enormous.

I'm a fan of Tove Jansson August 1914 – 27 June a Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author principally known as the author of the Moomin books. Her cultural legacy is enormous.

"I sat down and wrote that there is a fine balance between the absolute calm of arrival and the excitement of departure, then crossed out 'fine' and added 'both are indispensable' at the end, and began to wonder what I had really meant." Quote from Tove Jansson's story 'Taking Leave,' found in "A Winter Book," published by Sort of Books (www.sortof.co.uk/books/a-winter-book/)

Everyone can choose for himself, but he must choose while there is still time and never change his mind.” ― Tove Jansson, Moominvalley in November

Tove Jansson's family, with brothers playing chess in the foreground. Tove Jansson: Family (1942). Private collection

The Moomins in love and war

Tove Jansson : Family, 1942 - Private collection // Tove Jansson's family, with brothers playing chess in the foreground.

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