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Tom of Finland

 (1920 - 1991)
Tom of Finland was active/lived in Finland.  Tom of Finland is known for homoerotic and fetish art.

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Tom of Finland


Tom of Finland (birth name Touko Laaksonen) was born on May 8, 1920  into a middle-class family in a southwestern Finland area Kaarina near Turku, where he spent his childhood years.

In 1939 he moved to the country's capital Helsinki to study advertising, he also started drawing erotic images for his own pleasure.  He was conscripted in February 1940 into the Finnish Army.  He served as an anti-aircraft officer, holding the rank of a second lieutenant.  After the war, in 1945, he returned to studies at the art college.

In 1956 Laaksonen submitted drawings to the influential American magazine Physique Pictorial which premiered the images in the Spring 1957 issue under the pseudonym Tom, as it resemblhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_of_Finland  ...  Displaying 793 of 3187 characters.



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About  Tom of Finland

Born:  1920 - Kaarina, Finland
Died:   1991 - Helsinki, Finland
Known for:  homoerotic and fetish art