Monday, January 27, 2020

Red Hair in Art: Helene Schjerfbeck

Helena Sofia (Helene) Schjerfbeck (1862 - 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 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)

The Red-Haired Girl II


The Schoolgirl II

Under the Linden

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