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Akseli Gallen-Kallela

(Finland, 1865-1931)
Estimate
50 000 - 75 000 EUR
568 000 - 852 000 SEK
52 800 - 79 300 USD
Hammer price
74 000 EUR
Purchasing info
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
(Finland, 1865-1931)

"MUIKKUJA VARTOOMASSA"- MAN FISHING.

Sign. 1908. Olja på duk 50x37 cm.

Exhibitions

Gallen-Kallela Museum, Tarvaspää 2003.

Designer

Akseli Gallen-Kallela is counted among Finland's most famous artists, born in 1865 in Pori. He studied at the Drawing School of the Finnish Art Society in Helsinki and later at the Académie Julian in Paris. He worked across various art forms such as painting, graphics, illustrations, textiles, architecture, and even designed military uniforms. Akseli Gallen-Kallela's first significant work, 'Old Woman with a Cat,' challenged the ideals of its time and paved the way for realism in Finnish painting.

Gallen-Kallela was primarily known for his paintings and illustrations for the Finnish national epic, 'Kalevala.' In 1900, he executed dome paintings with Kalevala motifs for the Finnish pavilion at the World Exhibition in Paris. His visual language is often described as naturalistic, symbolic, and expressionistic

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