TOVE JANSSON, DESIRE TO CREATE AND LIVE
October 22 - January 22, 2017
Tove Jansson (1914–2001) was a versatile artist and the most translated Finnish author. Ateneum Art Museum is producing a touring exhibition that presents Jansson’s impressive career as a painter, illustrator, political caricaturist cartoonist, author and creator of the Moomin characters and stories. The tour will begin from Millesgården.
The exhibition covers all the periods in Jansson’s productive career, including paintings from her surrealistic period in the 1930s up to the more abstract works in the 1960s and ‘70s, as well as her satirical anti-war illustrations for the magazine Garm, her
monumental paintings for public spaces, and of course her enormously popular and internationally renowned Moomin characters and stories.