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Tove Jansson

Everyone knows the Moomins – but how many know of the brave life and challenging paintings of their creator, Tove Jansson? Cath Pound finds out more.

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.

Artwork by Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson’s first ever Moomin book ‘The Moomins and the Great Flood’. Tove Jansson began writing the book in War had broken out, and the 25 year old Finnish writer was thinking about a different world, one not shot through with fear and hatred.