Dulwich Picture Gallery

25th October 2017 - 28th January 2018

Tove Jansson with Dulwich Picture Gallery and Mylands paints

Tove Jansson, Abstract Sea, 1963, Oil, 73 x 100cm, Private Collection. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen.

Continuing with our paint partnership with Dulwich Picture Gallery, we are extremely excited to announce the first major UK retrospective work by one of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th century, Tove Jansson (1914-2001). Known internationally as creator of the Moomin characters and books, a phenomenon which continues to stretch across generations, Jansson’s wider outputs of graphic illustration and painting are relatively unseen outside her home country of Finland.

‘Tove Jansson’ will bring together 150 works to reintroduce Jansson as an artist of exceptional breadth and talent, tracing the key stages of her prolific career including her surrealist-inspired paintings of the 1930s and abstract work of the ‘60s, her satirical anti-war cartoons and book jacket designs, as well as a comprehensive display of early sketches for the Moomin characters and original comic strips.

Dulwich Picture Gallery have selected not one but six of Mylands fun, bold and vibrant colours from their Colours of London and Film, Television and Theatre collections to compliment Tove Jansson’s illustrations for this exhibition. 


Preorder your tickets now: www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk