John W Saarniit
(1909 - 1989)
John W Saarniit was active/lived in Canada. John Saarniit is known for painting.
Biography John W Saarniit
Originally from Estonia, Saarniit was conscripted by the Russian army after their invasion in 1941. He spent some time in a concentration camp in Siberia, but escaped and fled through Nazi-Germany to Finland. While living in Sweden he organized, for the first time in history, an anti-Communist exhibition.
In 1948, he immigrated to Canada and developed a following as an artist.