(1915 - 1988)
Birger Kaipiainen was active/lived in Finland. Birger Kaipiainen is known for painting and sculpture.
Biography Birger Kaipiainen
Birger Kaipiainen (Finnish 1915-1988) is best known as a ceramicist; he
has been dubbed both the "Prince of Ceramics" and "King of Ornament"..
He worked for 50 years for the Finish Arabia Company until the day he
died in his studio at the Arabia factory. He developed a line of
colorful studio art pottery chargers depicting fruits and flowers which
were influenced by art of the Renaissance as well as the arts and crafts
of his native Finland. By 1950, he began to create faience (glazed
earthenware) objects that he called ìprismsî, which were inspired by
Byzantine figures. After spending time in Sweden he branched out to
sculpture, making figures of whimsical birds out of beads like the one
in this lot as well as horses.
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