Einmann, Eduard

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Einmann, Eduard


Born Jan. 10 (23), 1913, in the village of Kullamaa, in what is now Rapla Raion, Estonian SSR. Estonian graphic artist and painter. People’s Artist of the Estonian SSR (1963). Corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1958). Member of the CPSU since 1948.

Einmann studied in Tallinn at the State Higher Art School (the J. Koort School of Applied Art) from 1938 to 1941. He taught at the Tartu Art Institute from 1944 to 1951 and was its director from 1948 to 1951. He founded the Artists’ Union of the Estonian SSR in 1943 and was chairman of its administrative board from 1950 to 1957.

Einmann, a master of portrait drawings and engravings, objectively and thoroughly depicts the physical appearance and spiritual world of his subjects. His works are remarkable for their use of chiaroscuro to render form. Notable examples include V. Loik (carbon, 1955), Leili From Vigala (red chalk, 1958), and S. Korn (drypoint, 1960).

Einmann has been awarded the Order of Lenin, three other orders, and various medals.


Bernstein, B. E. Einmann. Tallinn, 1956.
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