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Aaltonen, Wäinö (Waldemar)locked

(b Marttila [Swed. St Mårtens], March 8, 1894; d Helsinki, May 30, 1966).
  • Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse

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Finnish sculptor and painter. He was the most significant sculptor of the early decades of Finnish independence (after 1917). His style combined classical tranquillity with a modern sensitivity and disclosed the beauty of granite as a sculptural material. He studied painting at the School of Drawing of the Turku Art Association between ...

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