Biography of Pirkko Vainio, author and illustrator of the bestselling children's picture book "For Those Who Want To Fly", published by Clavis Publishing, New York.
Pirkko Vainio was born in Finland 51957°. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (1978-83). Since 1983 she has been living in Firenze, Italy, working as a graphic designer/illustrator and writer for childern’s books. Currently she lives in Finland, since 2009.