Touko Valio Laaksonen (8 May 1920 – 7 November 1991), pseudonym Tom of Finland, was a Finnish artist who made stylized highly masculinized homoerotic art, and influenced late 20th-century gay culture. He has been called the "most influential creator of gay pornographic images" by cultural historian Joseph W. Slade.
TOM OF FINLAND, directed by Dome Karukoski with a screenplay by Aleksi Bardy and six (SIX!!) other credited writing assists, means well, and tells a important story in gay history, but man is it a ...
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Jun 19, 2013 · Tom of Finland and friends: battle of the beefcakes – in pictures Keep Your Timber Limber at the ICA pulls together boundary-pushing drawings by eight artists that challenge gender, sexual and...
Touko Valio Laaksonen ( 8. toukokuuta 1920 Kaarina – 7. marraskuuta 1991 Helsinki ), taiteilijanimeltään Tom of Finland, oli suomalainen homoeroottinen kuvataiteilija ja sarjakuvapiirtäjä,  jonka tuotanto vaikutti merkittävästi 1900-luvun lopun homokulttuuriin.  Tom of Finland on kansainvälisesti tunnetuimpia suomalaisia kuvataiteilijoita.
The official currency of the country is the euro (EUR); before 2002 it was the markka, the Finnish mark (FIM). The president of Finland is Sauli Niinistö. 5.5 million people live in Finland. Finnish and Swedish both are the official languages of Finland; the most spoken languages is Finnish, mother tongue of about 90% of the population.
Apr 28, 2021 · This was certainly the case with Tom of Finland – born Touko Laaksonen (1920–1991) – who was conscripted to serve in the Finnish Army during World War II and rose to become a lieutenant, beloved by his platoon for treating them with kindness and respect.
Tom of Finland, oversized for maximum pleasure In 1998, TASCHEN introduced the world to the masterful art of Touko Laaksonen with The Art of Pleasure. Prior to that, Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, enjoyed an intense cult following in the international gay community but was largely unknown to a broader audience.