Tove Jansson is one of my favourite children's authors but she also wrote books for adults and was a painter.

Young Tove Jansson painting in her studio. Finnish author and artist, creator of The Moomins.

Tove Jansson and Island Living 1930s, by Per Olov Jansson

"Island living, Tove" by Per Olov (Courtesy the Finnish Institute in London), included in the exhibition "Tove Jansson: Tales From the Archipelago," London's ICA (Summer

Tove Jansson

Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author Tove Jansson

Author, artist, cartoonist and honorary professor of philosophy, Tove Jansson as a little girl.

Tove Jansson Sort of Books London 2006 I'm reading this wonderful selection of stories for the second time - because it's so very hot h.

Tove Jansson's family, with brothers playing chess in the foreground. Tove Jansson: Family (1942). Private collection

The Moomins in love and war

Tove Jansson : Family, 1942 - Private collection // Tove Jansson's family, with brothers playing chess in the foreground.

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