Birth 14.06.1941 in Sotkamo, Finland
Self-educated artist, designer, cartoonist.
Many prizes of the graphic and photos, of the literature, of the product competitions like the packages, plastic products, textiles, architecture, toys etc.:
Second prize “The comic strip serias-competition of Scandinavia”.
Second prize “The worst writer in Finland” competition.
Third prize “Home in wood” – international architect competition, Scanstar two times in the Scandinavia package competition.
“Best in show” – prize in the Scandiawell package-competition.
“Eurostar” in the Europe package competition.
“World star” – prize of the International Packaging Competition.
Honourable Mention in 9th International Design Competition in Japan.
First prize in FEFCO Corrugated Marketing Festival in Budapest.
VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival III Premio Especial Vinho do Porto.
Activities in the different exhibitions.For example many times in the cartoon exhibitions in Knokke Heist, Belgium, Mini Print exhibitions in Spain, International experimental engraving project in Timisoare and many other exhibitions. The award of the Emmi and Taavi Kurppa foundation and of the Finnish Culture Foundation.
Reference: BEC (the Big Encyclopedia of Caricature), 2014