Jorma Gallen-Kallela

Jorma Gallen-Kallela (né Gallén) (22 November 1898, in Ruovesi – 1 December 1939) was a Finnish artist. He followed in the footsteps of his father, the famed artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

Jorma Gallen-Kallela in Paris in the 1920s.

BiographyEdit

He studied arts in Buenos Aires in 1915–17, Copenhagen in 1918–19, under Maurice Denis in Paris in 1919–21 and lastly in Vienna in 1929.[1][2]

He fought in the Finnish Civil War on the side of the White Guard.[2]

He worked with his father on the Kalevala cupola frescoes at the lobby of the National Museum of Finland in 1928.[1] In 1931, after his father had died and a fire destroyed his father's frescoes in the Jusélius Mausoleum, he used his father's sketches as basis to repaint the frescoes.[3][1]

His independent works were the artworks for the Kalevala and Rintamamies postage stamps.[1]

He fought in the Winter War, having risen to the rank of lieutenant. While he was inspecting a downed plane of the Soviet Air Force with captain Adolf Ehrnrooth on either the first or the second day of the war, he and Ehrnrooth were ambushed. He saved Ehrnrooth by throwing himself over him, but he himself died from his wounds.[4][5]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Jorma Gallen-Kallela". Artist Register. Artists' Association of Finland. Retrieved 25 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Tarvaspään historia". gallen-kallela.fi. Retrieved 25 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Akseli Gallen-Kallelan Museo., & Gallen-Kallela, A. (1985). Akseli Gallen-Kallela, 1865-1931. Espoo, Finland: The Museum. p. 14. OCLC 18733673
  4. ^ Myöhänen, Raimo (9 July 2009). "Venäläinen desantti ampui Jorma Gallen-Kallelan". puheenvuoro.uusisuomi.fi. Uusi Suomi. Retrieved 25 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Gallen-Kallela-Sirén, Aivi (28 October 2001). "Kaikki syytökset peruutettiin". Helsingin Sanomat. Retrieved 25 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Jorma Gallen-Kallela at Wikimedia Commons