Kimmo Pälikkö (1938) was born in Helsinki. He studied in Helsinki at an evening college and at the Free Art School, as well as at the University of Industrial Arts Helsinki.
He participated in his first joint exhibition at the age of 11 (water-colours and ceramics). He has painted Helsinki scenes ever since 1965. Pälikkö has arranged exhibitions under the theme "Vanishing City" since 1970. He held a portrait exhibition in 1977.
By 2011, over 1400 postcard motifs of his paintings have been produced and over 86 million postcards of his works have been printed.