this is Tove Jansson
born in Helsinki Finland, she was born of artist parents, to the point it is said she learned to draw first and then to walk, she grew up and studied art with 2 other sibling who also went into an branch of the arts. her education was international as she also traveled and studied in other countries. she has a very distinctive stroke and style. which we can see from her first publishing as illustration in a magazine. although she was a great artist and painted quite a bit, she is mostly known for the creation f a well known and loved Finnish fictional character, Moomin, from a story to a novel, to a comic strip, cartoons and some films.
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