Famous Finnish Artists & Painters

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Tove Jansson
(Finnish Penwoman and the Author of the Children’s Book Series 'Moomin')
Tove Jansson
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Birthdate: August 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: June 27, 2001
Finnish author Tove Jansson was the woman behind the phenomenally successful children’s books and comics on the fictional white hippo-like creatures she called Moomins. While the Moomins books have been translated into more than 50 languages, Jansson’s literary works also include several other novels and short stories.
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Tom of Finland
(Finnish Painter, Best Known for His Depiction of Gay Sexuality through His Works)
Tom of Finland
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Birthdate: May 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kaarina
Died: November 7, 1991
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Akseli Gallen-Kallela
(Finnish Painter, Remembered for His Landscapes and Illustrations on the Epic Poetry 'Kalevala')
Akseli Gallen-Kallela
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Birthdate: April 26, 1865
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pori, Finland
Died: March 7, 1931
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Tuulikki Pietila
(One of the Most Influential People in Finnish Graphic Arts Known for Her Moomin Art)
Tuulikki Pietila
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Birthdate: February 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: February 23, 2009
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Mauno Manninen
(Finnish Painter, Poet, and Theatre Director)
Mauno Manninen
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Birthdate: June 26, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: September 14, 1969

Mauno Manninen was a Finnish painter, poet, and theatre director. He is best remembered for founding Intimiteatteri, one of Helsinki's most important theatres from 1949 to 1987. Mauno Manninen is also known as the son of the famous poet Otto Manninen.  

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Albert Edelfelt
(One of the Founders of the Realist Art Movement in Finland Who Achieved International Fame)
Albert Edelfelt
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Birthdate: July 21, 1854
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Porvoo, Finland
Died: August 18, 1905
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Helene Schjerfbeck
(Finnish Modernist Painter Best Known for Her Self-Portraits and Realist Arts)
Helene Schjerfbeck
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Birthdate: July 10, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland
Died: January 23, 1946
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Hugo Simberg
(Finnish Symbolist Painter Known for Paintings like ‘The Wounded Angel’ and ‘The Garden of Death’)
Hugo Simberg
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Birthdate: June 24, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamina, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire (now Hamina, Finland)
Died: July 12, 1917
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Eero Järnefelt
(Finnish Painter Known for His Landscapes of the Area Around Koli National Park and His Portraits)
Eero Järnefelt
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Birthdate: November 8, 1863
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vyborg, Russia
Died: November 15, 1937
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Wäinö Aaltonen
(Finnish Sculptor and Artist)
Wäinö Aaltonen
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Birthdate: March 8, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karinainen
Died: May 30, 1966

Wäinö Aaltonen was a Finnish sculptor and artist. He is best remembered as a nationalist icon who sculpted war memorials and sculptures of athletes and citizens of Finland. Among his most famous works is his bronze statue of Finnish athlete Paavo Nurmi. His works are exhibited at the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art in Finland.

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Minna Sundberg
(Reuben Award-Winning Cartoonist and Illustrator Known for Her Webcomics 'Stand Still, Stay Silent')
Minna Sundberg
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Birthdate: January 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sweden
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Marco Casagrande
(Finnish Architect, Architectural-Theorist and Environmental Artist Known for Producing Collaborative Architectonic Installations like 'Redrum')
Marco Casagrande
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Birthdate: May 7, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
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Magnus Enckell
(Finnish Painter & Symbolist Artist)
Magnus Enckell
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Birthdate: November 9, 1870
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamina, Finland
Died: November 27, 1925

Magnus Enckell was a Finnish painter who achieved immense popularity as a symbolist artist in Finland. An important member of the Septem group of painters, Enckell traveled widely and incorporated different styles into his paintings. Some of his best known works are Bacchant, Young Nude Male, Awakening Faun, and Boys on the Beach.