255 pages with illustrations
Akseli Gallen-Kaleva dominates Finnish art. As a student he portrayed with equal ease the country life of Finland and the bohemian life of Paris: he honeymooned in the wilds of Karelia to a contact with the ancient world of the Kalevala epic setting a trend that Sibelius and others were to follow. He developed a “national” style and he achieved international fame. The time has come for a reassessment of their versatile talent, and Time Martin points the way in his lavishly illustrated study.