”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.

”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

Tuulikki Pietilä: Jäätynyt meri

terminusantequem: “ Tuulikki Pietilä (Finnish, 1917-2009), VIEW FROM SPAIN, 1951. Oil on board, 55,5 x 46,5 cm. ”

terminusantequem: “ Tuulikki Pietilä (Finnish, 1917-2009), VIEW FROM SPAIN, 1951. Oil on board, 55,5 x 46,5 cm. ”

Tour de France, Tuulikki Pietilä 1951

Tour de France, Tuulikki Pietilä 1951

Tuulikki Pietilä Finland

Tuulikki Pietilä Finland

"Tunturipuut" by Finnish artist Tuulikki Pietilä (1983).

"Tunturipuut" by Finnish artist Tuulikki Pietilä (1983).

Janssen had both male and female romantic partners over the course of her life. Too-Ticky, the piratical tomboy, was based on Jansson’s life partner, the celebrated graphic designer Tuulikki Pietilä. | 24 Things You May Not Know About The Moomins

Janssen had both male and female romantic partners over the course of her life. Too-Ticky, the piratical tomboy, was based on Jansson’s life partner, the celebrated graphic designer Tuulikki Pietilä. | 24 Things You May Not Know About The Moomins

Tuulikki Pietilä (Finnish, 1917) (3543×2887)

Tuulikki Pietilä (Finnish, 1917) (3543×2887)

Tuulikki Pietilä, Finland, 1917-2009. Colloquio di donne, 1952 - akvatinta

Tuulikki Pietilä, Finland, 1917-2009. Colloquio di donne, 1952 - akvatinta

Nizzasta by Tuulikki Pietilä 1950

Nizzasta by Tuulikki Pietilä 1950

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