Wikipedia entry
Introduction
Touko Valio Laaksonen (8 May 1920 – 7 November 1991), best known by his pseudonym Tom of Finland, was a Finnish artist known for his stylized highly masculinized homoerotic art, and for his influence on late 20th-century gay culture. He has been called the "most influential creator of gay pornographic images" by cultural historian Joseph W. Slade. Over the course of four decades, he produced some 3,500 illustrations, mostly featuring men with exaggerated primary and secondary sex traits, wearing tight or partially removed clothing.
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Introduction
Finnish artist regarded for his stylized erotic art focusing on the fetishized male figure.
Nationalities
Finnish, American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Cartoonist, Illustrator
Names
Tom of Finland, of Finland Tom, Touko Laaksonen, Tom of Findland
Ulan
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