Gallen-Kallela, Akseli Valdemar

Gallen-Kallela, Akseli Valdemar

(äk`sālē väl`dāmär gälān`-käl`lālä), 1865–1931, Finnish painter. He was a student of Bouguereau. His series of stark, linear paintings of the Kalevala epic are among the finest Finnish works on national folk themes. Most of Gallen-Kallela's work is in Helsinki.
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