Tove Jansson – a Biography
Video biography about Finish author, visual artist, comics artist and lesbian Tove Jansson (1914 – 2001). Published by Audiopedia at Youtube.
“Tove Marika Jansson was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. For her contribution as a children’s writer she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1966.
Brought up by artistic parents, Jansson studied art from 1930 to 1938 in Stockholm, Helsinki and then Paris. Her first solo art exhibition was in 1943. At the same time, she was writing short stories and articles for publication, as well as creating the graphics for book covers and other purposes. She continued to work as an artist for the rest of her life, alongside her writing.
Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley is a museum devoted to original works by writer and artist Tove Jansson.