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Wäinö Aaltonen

(Finland, 1894-1966)
Wäinö Aaltonen
(Finland, 1894-1966)

Wäinö Aaltonen, "Morning".

Sign. Oil on canvas 71x48 cm

Wear due to age and use.


The family of the artist.


"Taideaarteita kodeista", Turku Art Museum, 1951
Slovansky Ostrov, Prague, 1957
"Colour as an element", Taidesalonki Husa, Tampere, 1957
"Väinö Aaltonen", Oulu, 1963
"Wäinö Aaltonen", Kuopio City Hall, 1958
"Wäinö Aaltonen", Varkaus Art Museum, 1958
"The Finnish Art Association's 70-years Celebratory Exhibition", Turku Art Museum, 1961
"Wäinö Aaltonen", Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, 1963
"Cubism-Futurism, Finland and the international art movements, Art Academy of Finland, 1969-70
Tikanoja Art Museum, Vaasa, 2001
EMMA Museum, Espoo, 2010


"Wäinö Aaltonen 1894-1966", published by the Wäinö Aaltonen museum 10/1994, no 334. illustrated on p.270.


Wäinö Aaltonen was a prominent Finnish sculptor, born in 1894 in Karinais. Largely self-taught, he became the creator of several major national monuments following Finland's independence, initially in a classical style but eventually incorporating post-cubist elements.
Aaltonen studied drawing and painting at the Finnish Art Society's drawing school in Turku, but later developed an interest in stone carving and sculpture. He learned the techniques of marble carving from his relative, the sculptor Aarre Aaltonen, and apprenticed with stone carvers in Hirvensalo. His significant breakthrough came with the Turku Art Society's 25th-anniversary exhibition in 1916, where critics were impressed by Aaltonen's grand lines, sense of style, and monumental creations. His first solo exhibition was held in Vaasa in 1922. After a trip to Italy in 1923, he was deeply inspired by cubism, which influenced many of his works.
Wäinö Aaltonen's art displays great respect for materials, whether it be marble, bronze, or granite, reminiscent of Egypt. He is renowned for his skilled attention to detail and ability to capture movement in solid materials. Aaltonen has had a significant influence on younger generations of artists, with a prolific body of work primarily showcased at the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum in Turku.

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