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July 10, 2019

"Finland's Munch": Helene Schjerfbeck

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[above, "Self-Portrait with Red Spot" (1944)]

Schjerfbeck (1862-1946),

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one of Finland's best-loved artists, is little known outside her home country.

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Above and below, exemplars of her work.

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This month the U.K.'s Royal Academy of Arts

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is giving her a solo show

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featuring 65 paintings of some 1,000 she made during her lifetime.

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[above, "The Convalescent" (1888)]

The show opens on July 20 and will remain up through October 27, 2019.

[via the Guardian]

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