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2021Classic Finnish Paintings - Set

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  • 08.09.2021
  • Ilkka Kärkkäinen
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About Classic Finnish Paintings

Posti issues a roll of stamps presenting eight classics of Finnish art from the period between 1884 and 1930. The stamps will feature Echo (1891) by Ellen Thesleff, Boys Playing on the Shore (1884) by Albert Edelfelt, Skaters near the Shore of Kalela (1896) by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, The Convalescent (1888) by Helene Schjerfbeck, Landscape from Koli (1930) by Eero Järnefelt, Winter Fishing (1900) by Juho Rissanen, Sheep Girl (1913) by Hugo Simberg and The Fighting Capercaillies (1886) by Ferdinand von Wright.

Famous works that are familiar to nearly all of us already from the pages of school books were sought for the stamps. “I wanted to keep the appearance of the stamps timeless and simple so that the paintings would be properly highlighted. Hopefully the roll of stamps will allow the works to reach a wide audience that loves Finnish art,” says Ilkka Kärkkäinen, who did the graphic design of the stamps.

Finnish art classics will be issued as a 100-stamp roll that includes eight different domestic non-value indicator stamp designs.