Tove Jansson (Finnish creator of the Moomin characters) exhibition – Autumn 2017 at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Tove Jansson, Sleeping in the Roots, 1930s, gouache and Indian ink on paper, 22.1 x 26.7 cm, Tampere Art Museum, Moominvalley. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Yehia Eweis.

The UK’s first major retrospective of Tove Jansson’s works, including not only some of her Moomin illustrations and comic strips but paintings spanning her work over 50 years, arrives at the Dulwich Picture Gallery later this year from Sweden and Denmark.  Works on display will include her surrealistic paintings of the 1930s, modernist art of the 1950s and more abstract works of the 1960s and ‘70s, as well as her satirical anti-war illustrations for the magazine Garm.  Tove Jansson (1914 -2001) is regarded as one of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th century, best known as the author of the Moomin  books for children.


Tove Jansson, Lynx Boa (Self-Portrait), 1974, Oil, 73 x 60.5 cm, Private Collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Yehia Eweis.

see: Tove Jannson at the Dulwich Picture Gallery!

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