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Helene Schjerfbeck

 (1862 - 1946)
Helene Schjerfbeck was active/lived in Finland, Sweden.  Helene Schjerfbeck is known for self portrait, landscapes and floral still life painting.

Helene Schjerfbeck

Helene Schjerfbeck (July 10, 1862 - January 23, 1946) was a Finnish painter. She is most widely known for her realist works and self-portraits, and less well known for her landscapes and still lifes. Throughout her long life, her work changed dramatically.

"Her work starts with a dazzlingly skilled, somewhat melancholic version of late-19th-century academic realism…it ends with distilled, nearly abstract images in which pure paint and cryptic description are held in perfect balance. "(Roberta Smith, New York Times, November 27th 1992)

Born Helena Sofia in Helsinki, Finland to Svante Schjerfbeck and Olga Johanna (née Printz), Schjerfbeck showed talent at an early age. By the time Schjerfbeck was eleven, she was enrolled   ...  Displaying 750 of 6308 characters.

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About  Helene Schjerfbeck

Born:  1862 - Helsinki, Finland
Died:   1946 - Saltsjobaden, Sweden
Known for:  self portrait, landscapes and floral still life painting