Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Female Finnish Artist Maria Wiik 1853-1928

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Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) At the Church


Catharina Maria Wiik was born in Uusimaa, to architect Jean Johan Wiik and Gustava Fredrika Meyer. Maria Wiik was Swedish-speaking upper-class female painter in the era, when women were just becoming professional artists in Finland. She got her early art education in her homeland but traveled to study in Paris, initially at the Académie Julian, one of the a private academies which accepted women as students at that time. She painted mostly genre scenes & portraits.  Both her portraits & her figurative paintings often focus on youth.


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) Vanha Nainen


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) Hilda Wiik 1881


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928)


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) Huono omatunto


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928)


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928)


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) Girl's Head 1886


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928)


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) Tamec


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) Goodbye


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) Hilja Tukiainen 1884


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928)


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) Smiling Child


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) Out into the World 1889


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) Young Girl


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) Sleeping Italian Girl


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) Hameesta


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) Snappertuan tytto


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928) Sairas Tytto


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928)


Maria Wiik (Finnish artist, 1853-1928)

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