Viktor Jansson

Viktor Jansson (right) with Tove Jansson (left).

Viktor Bernhard "Faffan" Jansson (1886 in Helsinki – 1958 in Helsinki) was a Finnish sculptor belonging to the Swedish-speaking minority of Finland. He married the illustrator Signe Hammarsten-Jansson and they had three children: the writer Tove Jansson, photographer Per Olov Jansson, and Lars Jansson, an author and comic strip artist.

Viktor was the main basis for Moominpappa, particularly in Moominpappa at Sea which was dedicated to him.

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