(1912 - 1991)
Georges Swetlik was active/lived in Finland. Georges Swetlik is known for painting.
Biography Georges Swetlik
Georges von Swetlik spent most of his life and career in
Finland, creating an extensive and partly pioneering artistic heritage.
Born in St. Petersburg in 1912, he fled the Russian Revolution and spent
much of his childhood on the Russian Black Sea Coast and in
Constantinople before the von Swetlik family finally settled in Helsinki
in 1923. The von Swetliks were descendants of an ancient Bohemian
feudal clan, and the young man was raised in surroundings that combined
Russian, international and Swedish-speaking Finnish influences. This
Russian background led to difficulties after the Second World War, and
though keen to emigrate to the USA, von Swetlik only reached Sweden
before gravitating back to Finland by force of ci
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