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.

Tove Jansson - The Moomins

Mumins förfäder i kristallkronan. >>> The ancestor in the chandelier. Another superlative Jansson illustration.

Tove Jansson on Bredskär in 1950 small

Tove Jansson on the island of Bredskär in 1950

allthingsmoomin: “ Tove Jansson on the island of Bredskär in Tove and Lars Jansson bought the island and built a house called Vindrosen (The Wind Rose) in The whole family moved in except for Tove’s brother Per Olov Jansson (who also took.

Tove Jansson's cottage @ Pellinki, Finland.  Creator of the Moomins.

Tove Jansson's cottage in Klovharun island in Pellinki. Jansson was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. Tove Jansson is best known as the author of the MOOMIN books for children.

The small ascetic island of Klovharu lies off the coast of Porvoo in the Pellinki archipelago. This rocky islet in the Gulf of Finland was home to Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä for almost thirty years. http://www.moomin.com/tove/eng/saari.html

Tove Jansson, her partner Tooti and their summer cottage, more a hut really, in the Gulf of Finland, leading the Moomin life.

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Tove Jansson, People Art, Artist Art, Art History, Moomin, Moving Photos, Summer Vibes, Troll, Lighthouses

Klovharu island, where Tove Jansson and her partner Tooti spent their summers.

Klovharu island, where Tove Jansson and her partner Tooti spent their summers.

Tove Jansson, left, and Tuulikki Pietilä, right.

Tove Jansson & Tuulikki Pietilä Working together on the Moomin models and tableaux.

Tove Jansson by Reino Loppinen, 1956

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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.

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