TOM OF FINLAND
(Finnish, 1920 – 1991)
||Portrait of Tom of Finland
Photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1978
© Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, 1978
Tom of Finland's real name is Touko - because he was born May 8, 1920 on the
south coast of Finland, and “May” in Finnish is "Toukokuu".
Tom has been noted as one of the five most influential artists of the twentieth
As an artist he was superb, but as an influence he was transcendent.
- Harvey S. Shipley Miller, Trustee
The Judith Rothschild Foundation
Tom of Finland's work is in museums such as:
Art Institute of Chicago,
and his home country's Kiasma.
TOM OF FINLAND ARTWORK Representation:
David Kordansky Gallery | Los Angeles, USA
Modern Art | London, UK
Tom of Finland Exhibition History HERE
A longer Bio can be viewed HERE