Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was a Finnish author and illustrator. She is best known
for her Moomin children books, that became internationally famous and
She studied arts and design in Stockholm and
Paris, and had her first solo exhibition in 1943. She wrote the first Moomin book
two years later. In 1966 she received the Hans Christiansen Award, the highest
recognition for a writer or illustrator of children’s books.