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Akseli Gallen-Kallela

(Finland, 1865-1931)
Estimate
60 000 - 75 000 EUR
671 000 - 839 000 SEK
63 600 - 79 600 USD
Hammer price
66 000 EUR
Purchasing info
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
(Finland, 1865-1931)

"CAFÉ IN PARIS".

Sign. Paris 1909. Oil on canvas, laid on board 34,5x24 cm.

Exhibitions

Väri elää, Halosenniemi 2008.

Literature

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, the Gallen-Kallela Museum 2004, illustrated on page 159.

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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