The first major exhibition of Helene Schjerfbeck’s work in the UK opens in July. Over 60 portraits, landscapes and still-lifes made by the Finnish icon can be seen at the Royal Academy. The heart of the exhibition are the timeless self-portraits throughout her career.
The exhibition is brought to London in cooperation with the Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki. Read Ateneum’s intendant Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff’s interview about the exhibition here: https://www.fininst.uk/events/helene-schjerfbecks-androgynous-timeless-portraits-attract-the-selfie-generation/
The Finnish Institute in London will organise Schjerfbeck-related side events at the Royal Academy during the exhibition.
Helene Schjerfbeck -exhibition The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 20.7—27.10.2019. https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/helene-schjerfbeck Tickets: £14 (without donation £12). Concessions available. Friends of the RA, and under 16s when with a fee-paying adult, go free.
Text: Kaisa Paavola Photo: Finnish National Gallery/Yehia Eweis. Helene Schjerfbeck: Self-Portrait, Black Background (1915). Finnish National Gallery/Ateneum Art Museum, The Hallonblad Collection.