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Finnish master Eero Jarnefelt (1863-1937), like others of his artistic countrymen, was drawn to the scenic beauty of Kangasala, surrounded by verdant forests and shimmering waters.
Finnish women Maria Wiik (1853-1928) and Elin Danielson Gambogi (1861-1919) represented the first generation of female artists who were able to study art formally in both their native country and abroad in creative centers like Paris.
Although Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905) was Finnish, he spent time in Paris like many of his artistic contemporaries in the late 19th century. Known for his realism, Edelfelt invites the viewer into the middle of a lively (and undoubtedly noisy) group of children with their mothers and nannies on a sunny day in the famous Luxembourg […]
Both American master Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921) and Finnish artist Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905) painted the subject of siblings in the same year of 1884. The Sisters above by Thayer have been identified as Bessie (in front) and Clara Stillman (behind) in one of his most acclaimed portraits, while below Edelfelt enables the […]
Finnish artist Eero Jarnefelt (1863-1937), like many of his countrymen, celebrated the spaciousness of the vast lake region of the endless North.
Have you heard of Finnish master Magnus Enckell (1870-1925)? Hopefully his versatility and expressiveness as an artist will be rediscovered in the 21st century with exhibitions outside his native country (which presently holds important collections of his works) in the near future.
Birds have always fascinated artists, whether the familiar pigeons and sparrows depicted by Finnish painter Ferdinand von Wright (1822-1906) to the exotic heron interpreted with an elegance of line by Italian born, American master Joseph Stella (1877-1946).
Tired of the cold and snow of winter? Australian Rupert Bunny (1864-1947) and Finn Askeli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) both prepare us for the warmer months, featuring women as the symbols of the coming seasons.
Askeli Gallen Kallela (1865-1931) is considered one of Finland’s major artists. Although he created a range of subjects from historical works to landscapes, his portraits are particularly revealing, including his own son Jorma (1898-1939) who became a painter as well.