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Versatile cross section of the history of academic art teaching
The collection of works owned by the Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1848, is almost as old as the academy itself, as the oldest works are dated back to 1889. The collection consists mostly of works by students of the Academy of Fine Arts, providing a versatile cross section of the history of academic art teaching in Finland and Finnish fine arts all the way from the 19th century to the present day.
Works by numerous famed artists
The main collection comprises over 300 works spanning the school’s over 170-year-long history. In addition to this, the academy has a separate collection consisting of several hundred printmaking works made by students, as well as a slide collection, donated to the Academy of Fine Arts by graphic artist Tuulikki Pietilä, which covers the history of printmaking from the 17th century to the present.
The art collection includes works by numerous famed artists, including Emma Ainala, Juhana Blomstedt, Hertta Kiiski, Helmi Kuusi, nabbteeri, Raimo Saarinen, Tapio Tapiovaara and Viggo Wallensköld. The digital collection does not yet include all the works. We update the collection regularly.
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