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Edelfelt, Albert

Born: 1854 AD
Died: 1905 AD, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: Finnish
Categories: Painters


1854 - Born in Porvoo, Finland on the 21st of July.

         - The company of Runeberg had a lasting impact on Edelfelt, who from time to time turned to scenes from Finnish history in his paintings.

         - Edelfelt went on to illustrate Runeberg's epic poem The Tales of Ensign Stal.

1873 - He studied art in Antwerp.

1874 - Studied in Paris.

1877 - Queen Blanca.
1878 - Duke Karl Insulting the Corpse of Klaus Fleming.

1879 - A Child's Funeral.

1881-1882 - St. Petersburg.

1883 - Virginie.

1885 - Portrait of Louis Pasteur.

1888 - He married baroness Ellan de la Chapelle with whom he had one child.

         - He enjoyed considerable success in Paris and was one of the founders of the Realist art movement in Finland.

         - He influenced several younger Finnish painters and helped fellow Finnish artists such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela to make their brakethrough in Paris.

1905 - Died on the 18th of August.

 Finnish painter


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