Already early on Tove Jansson knew she wanted to be an artist. Her painting career gained speed after her first solo exhibition in the middle of the war in 1943. Her early paintings were detailed and for a long time, she stuck to naturalism. During the ’50s, her style changed as she strived for a more simplified expression. Her works from the ’60s are often large and abstract. Tove Jansson concluded her painting career with the laid-back and powerful paintings ‘The Graphic artist’ (Grafikern) and ‘Self portrait’ (’Självporträtt’).
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