Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Woman Artist & Mother–Portraits of Her Two Sons

Venny Soldan, Heikki,  c. 1898, oil on canvas, Jarvenpaa Art Museum, Jarvenpaa, Finland

 

Venny Soldan, Antti Drawing on Sand, 1907, oil on canvas, Jarvenpaa Art Museum, Jarvenpaa, Finland

Finnish-Swedish artist Venny Soldan (1863-1945) was well traveled and studied in St. Petersburg as well as Paris.  She married a poet and created a number of remarkable and endearing portraits of her two sons, Heikki and Antti.

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