A key artist in the development of the Estonian nation, he was also an avid painter in pastels. Here’s a small selection of his work from the 20th century.
Tracing key events in the Kalevala in the paintings of Akseli Gallen-Kallela.
Earlier paintings by Ekman, Keinänen, Godenhjelm, and Muukka telling some of the stories from Finland’s national epic.
Several Finnish painters assumed impressionist style, although in the case of Gallen-Kallela it was a step on his road to Expressionism.