In connection with its major Magnus Enckell exhibition (23 October 2020 – 14 February 2021) the Ateneum Art Museum publishes a fully illustrated catalogue of the artist’s paintings and graphic works intended for researchers, museums and all other interested parties. A survey was conducted in the autumn of 2019 among Finnish museums, foundations and institutions, inquiring about works by Enckell they might have in their collections. The museums then collated and submitted a great deal of information and visual material regarding their collections. The survey also received significant amounts of information from their owners about works in private collections. The survey even uncovered some works whose whereabouts or owner was not previously known.
The catalogue covers Enckell’s oil paintings, pastels, gouaches, watercolours and works in mixed media, from his early works of the 1880s, up to 1925. Enckell’s prints were all created between 1900 and 1922, and a separate list has been compiled to give new visibility to this relatively overlooked aspect of his output. The works that were ultimately included in this catalogue, totalling 426 works, are those for which the museum was able to obtain photographs.
The catalogue is compiled and edited by curator Hanne Selkokari and coordinator Lene Wahlsten, Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. It is published in Finnish, Swedish and English.
Featured image: Magnus Enckell, Self-Portrait, 1918, oil on canvas, 42cm x 33.5cm, Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum
Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen
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