Tom of Finland 101: Chapter Two Quiz

20th April 2021, 3:23 pm

 

“Attending one of Helsinki’s art institutes turned out to be just a dream, beyond the limited means of his school teacher parents. He would have to take a more roundabout, cheaper path to his ambition. The best he could do was to enroll in a marketing and advertising school, which was to be the perfect compromise between his own artistic aspirations and the solid, middle-class career envisioned for him by his family. By studying advertising, he would learn drawing and develop as an artist while he simultaneously laid a solid foundation for a sensible career.”


Tom took a correspondence course in marketing and advertising after completing secondary school in Turku in 1939.


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Published: 20th April 2021

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