The collector coin struck in honour of the 150th anniversary year of Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865–1931) commemorates the master painter's remarkable oeuvre and influence on the Finnish national character and Finnish painting art. It is a fantastic addition to your collection and a touching gift.
The obverse of the Akseli Gallen-Kallela collector coin depicts a painter's palette, the descending spirit and the Swan of Tuonela. The figure on the reverse is an homage to Gallen-Kallela's prints.
The maximum mintage of the proof-quality EUR 20 silver Akseli Gallen-Kallela collector coin is 5,000, and 100 coins will be numbered. The coins are numbered on the reverse, and the numbered coins are sold separately in beautiful glass cases..
Proof-quality Akseli Gallen-Kallela collector coins are minted with a polished die, finished, and placed in a protective clear plastic casing set in a gift box that tells the coin's story..
Akseli Gallen-Kallela was a pioneer of Finnish art
Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) drew his inspiration from Finnish nature, folk culture and legends.
The most famous works from Gallen-Kallela's early period include the Realist paintings Boy with a Crow, the Old Woman and the Cat and Démasquée, painted during his art studies in Paris. After this period, Gallen-Kallela moved to a subject that had intrigued him since he was a child – the Finnish epic Kalevala, which gave birth to paintings such as the Aino triptych, the Forging of the Sampo and Lemminkäinen's Mother. The artist also painted the Kalevala-themed frescos for Finland's pavilion at the Exposition Universelle of 1900 in Paris.
The work of Akseli Gallen-Kallela still touches the core of our national self-esteem. In 2015, 150 years will have passed from his birth.
|Nominal value||20 €|
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