Tove Jansson and her marvellous moomins. Tove was a progressive lesbian fighting for social justice.

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.

from 'moominpappa and the sea' by tove jansson

Forget the spooky stop motion cartoon. It's all about the eight original books and Tove Jansson's pen and ink drawings. I would choose these as my luxury on desert island discs.

ToveJansson_AuroranSairaala. During the years 1955-1957 Tove Jansson painted murals featuring Moomins for the staircase of the Aurora Children’s Hospital in Helsinki, Finland. Moomin paintings delighted over one million children and their families in Aurora while the outpatient clinic was in use.Aurora’s children’s units were relocated to Helsinki University Central Hospital in 1997 and in 1998 Kari Petäjä and Maija Poskiparta made a copy of the mural for the staircase of the Children’s…

murals at the Aurora Children's Hospital

During the years Tove Jansson painted murals featuring Moomins for the staircase of the Aurora Children’s Hospital in Helsinki, Finland.

Finnish artist Tove Jansson piirtää muumihahmoja. (Tove Jansson 1914 - 2001)

Finnish artist Tove Jansson piirtää muumihahmoja. (Tove Jansson 1914 - 2001)

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