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Tove Jansson

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Birthday
9, 1914
Birthplace
Helsinki, Finland
Death Date
Jun 27, 2001 (86)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
9, 1914
Birthplace
Helsinki, Finland
Death Date
Jun 27, 2001 (86)

About

Finnish author and artist who became known for her children's book series Moomin. Her other literary works include The Summer Book, Sun City, and Sculptor's Daughter.

Before Fame

She studied at Stockholm's University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, as well as at the Graphic School of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and at Paris' L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

Trivia

Her long-time partner, Tuulikki Pietila, was a prominent Finnish-American artist and professor.

Family Life

Her father, Viktor, worked as a sculptor, and her mother, Signe, had a career as an illustrator. Her two siblings were also artists.

Associated With

She was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for children's literature in 1966.