Akseli Gallen-Kallela
April 26, 1865 C March 7, 1931) Gallen-Kallela was a Finnish artist and designer closely associated with notions of National Romanticism, especially relating to the region of Karelia, also a source of inspiration for the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Of particular influence was the collection of folk poems formed in the middle of the 19th century by Elias Lonrot. Following a national competition in 1891 Gallen-Kallela illustrated this national epic known as the Kaleval, the vivid images of which soon became widely known throughout Finland. He also made a significant contribution to the Finnish Pavilion at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900 in which he painted frescoes on Kalevala themes in the main dome, as well as designing textiles and furniture. His furniture designs were made by the Iris company, founded by a close friend, Louis Sparre. Like many other ventures associated with Arts and Crafts, the Iris company was concerned with the production of well-designed, well-made furniture and ceramics. Gallen-Kallela designs at Paris 1900 attracted considerable attention leading to the award of a number of Gold and Silver Medals at the exhibition. He worked in a wide range of design media, including ryiji rugs, which he modernized using geometric motifs derived from the Finnish landscape. His distinctive contribution to Finnish culture is preserved in the Gallen-Kallela Museum, which was originally built by him as a studio and family home between 1911 and 1913 and now contains a large body of his work, including paintings, graphics, textiles, jewellery, stained glass, and architectural designs.

 

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Akseli Gallen-Kallela Demasquee oil painting   

Painting ID::  54352
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Demasquee
mk235 Oil on canvas 1888 65x55cm

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela The Aino triptych oil painting   

Painting ID::  58929
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
The Aino triptych
The Aino triptych

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela The Defense of the Sampo oil painting   

Painting ID::  58930
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
The Defense of the Sampo
The Defense of the Sampo, 1896, is on display in Turku Art Museum

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela Paimeni oil painting   

Painting ID::  67464
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Paimeni
Description Paimeni.jpg English: Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Shepherd Boy from Paanajärvi. Oil, 1892, 85 x 118 cm. The Finnish National Gallery Ateneum. Svenska: Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Herdepojke från Paanajärvi. Olja, 1892, 85 x 118 cm. Finska nationalgalleriet Ateneum. Suomi: Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Paanajärven paimenpoika. Öljy, 1892, 84 x 68 cm. Kansallisgalleria Ateneum. Date 1892.

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela Poikajavaris oil painting   

Painting ID::  67468
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Poikajavaris
Title English: Boy with a Crow Suomi: Poika ja varis Svenska: Gosse och kråka Year 1884

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela Boy with a Crow oil painting   

Painting ID::  70730
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Boy with a Crow
Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions Expression error: Missing operand for *72.00 ?? 86.00 cm

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela en lang rad scener ur kalevala oil painting   

Painting ID::  71258
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
en lang rad scener ur kalevala
1890-talet se

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela View from North Quay oil painting   

Painting ID::  73581
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
View from North Quay
Date 1891. cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela Portrait of Maxim Gorky oil painting   

Painting ID::  76276
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Portrait of Maxim Gorky
Oil, 40 x 30 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela Ad astra oil painting   

Painting ID::  83275
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Ad astra
1907, oil on canvas cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela GALLEN-Kallela, Akseli Rustic Life oil painting   

Painting ID::  87444
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
GALLEN-Kallela, Akseli Rustic Life
Oil on canvas, 94x90 cm Date 1887(1887) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela Mantykoski Waterfall oil painting   

Painting ID::  88689
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Mantykoski Waterfall
1893 Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 270 x 156 cm (106.3 x 61.4 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela After the Opera Ball oil painting   

Painting ID::  91874
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
After the Opera Ball
Oil, 1888, 27 x 21 cm. cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela Akseli Rustic Life oil painting   

Painting ID::  92281
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Akseli Rustic Life
Oil on canvas, 94x90 cm Date 1887(1887) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela Heijastuksia oil painting   

Painting ID::  95808
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Heijastuksia
Made: 1902. Oil painting. ttd

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela Tulipalon katselijat pitkansillan rannassa oil painting   

Painting ID::  95915
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Tulipalon katselijat pitkansillan rannassa
1881. Oil painting. cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela Sunset oil painting   

Painting ID::  95932
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Sunset
1899(1899) Medium oil / painting cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela Tulipalon katselijat pitkansillan rannassa. oil painting   

Painting ID::  95965
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Tulipalon katselijat pitkansillan rannassa.
1881. Oil painting. cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela 'The girl and the rooster' oil painting   

Painting ID::  95967
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
'The girl and the rooster'
1886. Oil on canvas cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Akseli Gallen-Kallela Stockflotte oil painting   

Painting ID::  95969
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Stockflotte
1908. Oil on canvas. cjr

   
   
     

 

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Akseli Gallen-Kallela
April 26, 1865 C March 7, 1931) Gallen-Kallela was a Finnish artist and designer closely associated with notions of National Romanticism, especially relating to the region of Karelia, also a source of inspiration for the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Of particular influence was the collection of folk poems formed in the middle of the 19th century by Elias Lonrot. Following a national competition in 1891 Gallen-Kallela illustrated this national epic known as the Kaleval, the vivid images of which soon became widely known throughout Finland. He also made a significant contribution to the Finnish Pavilion at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900 in which he painted frescoes on Kalevala themes in the main dome, as well as designing textiles and furniture. His furniture designs were made by the Iris company, founded by a close friend, Louis Sparre. Like many other ventures associated with Arts and Crafts, the Iris company was concerned with the production of well-designed, well-made furniture and ceramics. Gallen-Kallela designs at Paris 1900 attracted considerable attention leading to the award of a number of Gold and Silver Medals at the exhibition. He worked in a wide range of design media, including ryiji rugs, which he modernized using geometric motifs derived from the Finnish landscape. His distinctive contribution to Finnish culture is preserved in the Gallen-Kallela Museum, which was originally built by him as a studio and family home between 1911 and 1913 and now contains a large body of his work, including paintings, graphics, textiles, jewellery, stained glass, and architectural designs.