Taju Sallisen teoksia näyttelyssä © HAM / Kuva: Maija Toivanen

Taju

Tyko Sallinen’s and Helmi Vartiainen’s second daughter Taju lived most of her life with her father and became a well-known author under the penname Irja Salla. Her book Isä ja minä (Father and I) was written while she was undergoing treatment at Nikkilä psychiatric hospital. Taju also had gone to art school, and particularly in her later years in Nikkilä she painted. She died there in 1966.

Illustration: Works of art by Taju Sallinen at the exhibition © HAM / Photo: Maija Toivanen