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Tove Jansson (1914-2001) at Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Tove Jansson, Mysterious Landscape (detail), Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen
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Look beyond Moominvalley with the Tove Jansson (1914-2001) retrospective at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Meet the talented artist behind the lovable characters: follow her development during the 1940s and her wider artistic output throughout her career.

Journey through the stages of Tove Jansson’s remarkable life and gain an insight into the inspirations that shaped her work, from teenage satirical cartoonist, to wartime painter depicting the horror of combat, and finally witness how the much-loved children’s classic, the Moomins, was created.

See her self-portraits of the 1940s, alongside still-lifes, landscapes and even a selection of drawings that were only discovered in 2017.

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Dulwich Picture Gallery

Gallery Road
SE21 7AD
+44 (0)20 8693 5254

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