Leonard Bäcksbacka corresponded actively with his artist friends living in France. During the war, many of them were on the front, in which case the correspondence continued with their families. André Planson’s wife Emilienne Planson wrote to Bäcksbacka in February 1940 that the paintings of her husband André were sleeping and waiting for life to continue. She wrote that her husband was far away, and that she hoped they might all meet some day. In her letter, Emilienne also sent her regards to artist Yngve Bäck and his wife.
Emilienne Planson in Paris © Finnish National Gallery / Archive Collection