Wednesday, August 11, 2010

13. Postcard from Finland

Kimmo Palikko taidepostikotrii 1988 SISAJARVI

Moja ulubiona pocztówka przedstawiająca obraz fińskiego artysty Kimmo Pälikkö.
My favorite postcard image of a finnish artist Kimmo Pälikkö. 

Kimmo Pälikkö (1938) was born in Helsinki. He studied in Helsinki at an evening college and at the Free Art School, as well as at the University of Industrial Arts Helsinki.
 He participated in his first joint exhibition at the age of 11 (water-colours and ceramics). He has painted Helsinki scenes ever since 1965. Pälikkö has arranged exhibitions under the theme "Vanishing City" since 1970. He held a portrait exhibition in 1977. A gallery displaying his own works has been open since 1983. 
 By 2009, over 1300 postcard motifs of his paintings have been produced and over 85 million postcards of his works have been printed. 
You can also acquire paintings through Helsinki Area Art Society Art Rental. Try the link below, it opens the art rental pages to a new window.

Distance: 2,003 km (1,245 miles)
Travel time: 4 days

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