► Funded by a bequest from Juho and Maria Lallukka, the Lallukka Artists’ Home in Helsinki’s Etu-Töölö district was built in 1933. Among the first artists to move in were Eero Nelimarkka, Ester Helenius and Ellen Thesleff. Over 130 visual artists have lived and worked in Lallukka, providing a sanctuary for many notable Finnish painters and sculptors from Eva Cederström to Kain Tapper. Among its most famous former residents was the young Tove Jansson, who spent her student years staying in her father Viktor Jansson’s studio.
The story of Lallukka is intriguingly linked to Finnish art history and broader social trends. This richly illustrated volume shares the building’s history accompanied by stories of its residents and the many artworks created within its walls.