Category: Helene Schjerfbeck

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): Chi…

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): Chinese child (1917) (via Uppsala Auktionskamarre)

Helene Schjerfbeck | Exhibition | Royal Academ…

Helene Schjerfbeck | Exhibition | Royal Academy of Arts:

Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946) is a Finnish national icon. From her early naturalistic style – honed during her studies in France – to her highly abstracted self-portraits, this exhibition will present Schjerfbeck for the first time to UK audiences.

Talented and widely travelled, Schjerfbeck found artistic success at a young age. In the 1880s she connected with artists’ colonies in Pont Aven, Brittany and St. Ives, Cornwall. In her later years, she left the Finnish capital for a quieter life that allowed her to concentrate on her work. Nonetheless, keeping in touch with artist friends and the seismic shifts in modern art, she produced some of her most raw and radically abstracted paintings in these years.

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): You…

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): Young woman (1929) (via Bukowskis)

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): Spr…

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): Spring Madonna (via Bukowskis)

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): Por…

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): Portrait of a man (1881) (via Bukowskis)

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): Sju…

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): Sjundby farm (1917) (via Uppsala Auktionskamarre)

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): The…

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): The Fortune-Teller (Woman in Yellow Dress) (1926) (via Finnish National Gallery)

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): The…

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): The Gipsy Woman (1919) (via Finnish National Gallery)

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): The…

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): The Landlord II (Profile of a Man) (1928) (via Finnish National Gallery)

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): The…

Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946): The Seamstress, Half-Length Portrait (The Working Woman) (1927) (via Finnish National Gallery)