Anita Snellman

Sini Anita Kyllikki Snellman (September 4, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was a Finnish painter.

Anita Snellman
Anita-Snellman-1957.jpg
Anita Snellman at work in 1957.
Born
Sini Anita Kyllikki Snellman

(1924-09-04)September 4, 1924
Helsinki, Finland
DiedFebruary 24, 2006(2006-02-24) (aged 81)
Helsinki, Finland
NationalityFinnish
EducationRoyal Academy of Arts in Helsinki, Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Académie Julian
Known forPainting
Spouse(s)
George Gonneau (m. 1951⁠–⁠1958)
[1]
AwardsPro Finlandia medal (1976)

BiographyEdit

Snellman was born in Helsinki on September 4, 1924.[1] She studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Helsinki, the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm and at Académie Julian in Paris.[2]

After spending time in Paris, she moved to Ibiza[1], where she bought an apartment in the late 1960s.

Snellman taught at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki from 1971 to 1979.[1]

She received the Pro Finlandia in 1976. In 1979 she established the Anita Snellman Foundation.[1]

Snellman died on February 24, 2006 in Helsinki.[1] She is buried in the Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki.[3]

CollectionsEdit

Snellman's work is held in the following public collections in Finland:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Anita Snellman". Anita Snellman Foundation. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Anita Snellman (1924-2006)". Bukowskis. Archived from the original on 31 March 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Hietaniemen hautausmaa – merkittäviä vainajia" (PDF). Helsingin seurakuntayhtymä. Retrieved 2016-08-26.

Further readingEdit

  • Ahtola-Moorhouse, Leena (ed.): Anita Snellman 1924–2006. Helsinki: Anita Snellmanin säätiö, 2014. ISBN 978-952-93-3719-4. (in Finnish)

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