Magnus Enckell is one of the key artists of the golden age of Finnish art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and yet only some of his work is known. The exhibition and the book shed light on the artist’s many facets. Enckell, on the one hand, promoted radical reforms in art, but, on the other, relied on the traditions of culture and education. He was a dreamer, but also an international man of the world, a curator of exhibitions, the chairman of the Artists’ Association of Finland, and a creator of monumental works. Music, theatre, and literature were all important to this diversely educated artist.
Publisher: Ateneum Art Museum, 2020.
Editor: Hanne Selkokari.
Writers: Marja Sakari, Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, Riitta Ojanperä, Marja Lahelma, Harri Kalha, Riikka Stewen, Juha-Heikki Tihinen, Anne-Maria Pennonen, Jukka Cadogan, Hanna-Reetta Schreck, Hanne Selkokari, Timo Huusko, Anu Utriainen.
Size 28,5 x 22 cm, 240 ages.