”The Graphic artist”. 1975. Tove Jansson painted a picture of her partner, graphic artist Tuulikki Pietilä (1917-2009). Pietilä lived and worked in the same block as Jansson for decades. In springs they prepared to leave for the island of Klovharu, which is located near Porvoo in Finland. In the autumn they always returned to Helsinki. Oil on canvas.
Tuulikki Pietilä: Jäätynyt meri
terminusantequem: “ Tuulikki Pietilä (Finnish, 1917-2009), VIEW FROM SPAIN, 1951. Oil on board, 55,5 x 46,5 cm. ”
"Tunturipuut" by Finnish artist Tuulikki Pietilä (1983).
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Tuulikki Pietilä (Finnish, 1917) (3543×2887)
Tuulikki Pietilä, Finland, 1917-2009. Colloquio di donne, 1952 - akvatinta