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Akseli Gallen-Kallela

(Finland, 1865-1931)
Estimate
70 000 - 80 000 EUR
792 000 - 906 000 SEK
74 500 - 85 100 USD
Hammer price
90 000 EUR
Purchasing info
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
(Finland, 1865-1931)

WINTERLANDSCAPE.

Sign. Oil on canvas 65,5x66 cm

Exhibitions

Halosenniemi 2007.

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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