TOM’s studies

Between 1939 and 1940, and from 1945 and 1946, Touko Laaksonen studied a 2 year correspondence course in advertising at the School of Sales and Advertising (today, The Insti­tute of Marketing). He was able to graduate on 22nd January 1946 after the school re-opened its doors after the war. On 8th January 1945, he was admitted to the Sibelius Academy to study piano as his main discipline and composing as a minor, which he discontinued in 1949.

Until 1958 he worked as a restaurant and theatre rehearsals musician. After that he worked as an advertising artist and art director at the adverti­sing company Oy Liikemainonta Ab (which later changed its name to McCann Helsinki). From 1973 he concentrated on his career as a fine artist.

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