Finland: Finnish artists

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Stacking Stools (model 60)  Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898–1976)    1932-33. Birch, Each: 17 1/4" ( 43.8), diam. 14" (35.5 cm). Manufactured by Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Turku, Finland. Gift of the manufacturer

Architect & designer Alvar Aalto was born today in His ingenious stacking stools are part of MoMA’s Architecture and Design collection. Stacking Stools (model The Museum of Modern Art

Helsinki, Finland

Cruise the Baltic on a Love Boat Fit for a Princess

Fountain in Helsinki with the Symbol of Helsinki, the Daughter of the Baltic - Helsinki Finland Picture (c) Linda Garrison

One of iitala's trademark items. when I see somebody with an iitala vase, I know they have fine Finnish tastes.

Tapio Rautavaara, a Finnish athlete, singer and actor. He was born in 1915 and was brought up by his mother. His sports were javelin and archery; in javelin he won five Finnish championships and a gold in the 1948 London Olympics. In archery he won a team world championship in 1958, a Finnish team championship in 1956 and a personal Finnish championship in 1955. He is one of the most popular Finnish popular music performers ever, and his music is still dearly loved.

This is Tapio Rautavaara, a Finnish athlete, singer and actor. He was born in 1915 and was brought up by his mother. His sports were javelin and archery; in javelin he won, among others, five Finnish.

Ristomatti Ratia, renowned Finnish designer and son of Armi Ratia, founder of Marimekko. Sweater by Ratia.

Ristomatti Ratia, renowned Finnish designer and son of Armi Ratia, founder of Marimekko

car parts to sculptures by artist Minna Äkki-Jyrkkä, Finland.

Helsinki-based sculptor Miina Äkkijyrkkä specializes in building giant cows out of old car parts. Playgrounds made from junk - PGP

Elias Lönnrot (1802–1884), Finnish physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry

Elias Lönnrot Finnish physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry

Mauri Kunnaksen Koiramäki by Mauri Kunnas (born February 11, 1950),  Finnish cartoonist and children's author. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauri_Kunnas

Mauri Kunnaksen Koiramäki by Mauri Kunnas (born February 11, 1950), Finnish cartoonist and children's author. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauri_Kunnas

Mika Waltari (1908 – 1979), Finnish author. Internationally he is probably the best-known Finnish writer, with his works translated into more than 40 languages. 1945 saw the publication of Waltari's first and most successful historical novel, The Egyptian. The book became an international bestseller, serving as the basis of the 1954 Hollywood movie of the same name.

Mika Waltari (1908 – 1979), Finnish author. Internationally he is probably the best-known Finnish writer, with his works translated into more than 40 languages. 1945 saw the publication of Waltari's first and most successful historical novel, The Egyptian. The book became an international bestseller, serving as the basis of the 1954 Hollywood movie of the same name.

Eero Järnefelt Johanna Kokkonen mallina teokseen Raatajat rahanalaiset.

Photograph of Joahanna Kokkenen - Finnish girl - Eero Järnefelt, depicting slash-and-burn agriculture and the misery of the rural population

Aalto on his boat. fitting, since Aalto means "a wave" in Finnish.All Things Finnish

Something old Something new Something borrowed Something blue Little bits of Finland and anything.

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