Yrjö Kari


Yrjö Kari

The artist Yrjö Kari from the town of Hollola graduated from the Central School of Arts and Crafts around 1921. While still studying at the school, a fellow student had invited him to Lapland. During that trip Kari became fascinated by nature in the north.

Kari lived in Rovaniemi for four years, painting landscapes and giving lectures at the city’s Citizen Institute. Between 1929 and 1930, Yrjö Kari studied in Paris, where he also held an exhibition. He also spent short periods of time studying in Germany and Sweden.

Lapland is a common theme in Yrjö Kari’s art work and he held several exhibitions throughout Finland.

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