The Life and Art of Sigfried August Keinänen

Sigfrid August Keinänen

Sigfrid August Keinänen (born February 7 1841 in Kuopio – died September 25, 1914 Lempäälä) was a Finnish painter and teacher of drawing, known best now for his portraits and landscapes as well as for his Kalevala artwork. Keinänen’s father was a carpenter in Kuopio carpenter and he himself worked … Continue reading

Maximilian Maksolly – Estonian War Artist

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Maximilian Maksolly (actually Feichter, the original spelling of his first name was Maksimilian) was an Estonian painter who is now possibly best remembered for his war art from the time of the Estonian War of Independence. I touch on him in this blog largely because of his series of war … Continue reading

The Life and Art of Pekka Halonen

Pekka Halonen

Pekka Halonen was a painter of Finnish landscapes and people who would go on to become one of the more notable painters in the world of Finnish Art. This Post provides what’s probably the most detailed information you’ll find on Pekka Halonen in English (there’s not much….) as well as … Continue reading

An interesting cultural theme of Finnish Film in the 1920’s and 1930’s

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An interesting cultural theme of Finnish Film in the 1920’s and 1930’s The golden age of Finnish Film began in the 1930’s, when going to the cinema became a wildly popular pastime. Within this rapid popularity of a new media, an interesting cultural theme of the 1920’s and 1930’s was … Continue reading