Helene Schjerfbeck is the artist's first major retrospective exhibition to travel outside of Scandinavia. Viewers at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris have been gifted with the opportunity to discover for themselves why Helene Schjerfbeck is revered as a national treasure in her native Finland, and beloved in neighboring Sweden. The full exhibition features more than 120 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings, spans 69 years of Schjerfbeck's career and amply illustrates her transition from academic painter to founding pillar of Modernism.
Here we have a selection of five works from the exhibition, three of which are self portraits for which she is rightly well-known. To read an additional biographical profile and learn more about her remarkable life, please see the page Artists in 60 Seconds: Helene Schjerfbeck.
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|Self Portrait, 1884-85||School Girl II (Girl in Black), 1908||Maria, 1909||Self Portrait, 1912|
|Self Portrait with Black Background, 1915|
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