Friday, September 4, 2015

Johan Theodor Bjornstrom

[Finland] (b 1890/d 1959)

"Björnström was born May 21, 1890, in Jorois, district Mikkeli in Finland. His parents soon moved to Viipuri, where his father worked as a blacksmith in the local railway depot. Young Johan started his artistic studies in Viipuri's school of Drawing "Friend of Art". He won a scholarship and studied from 1913 - 1914 in the Munich Academy of Art in Germany and later in "The Athenaeum" - Academy of Art in Helsinki. In 1927 Björnström became a advertising manager for the Finnish Co-op Consumers Association and worked with them until his retirement in 1957. He died in Helsinki on June 10, 1959. Björnström was known and recognized mainly as graphic and applied artist, but he also had a reputation as a painter. He exhibited in Viipuri 1909 and in Helsinki 1916. His most preferred motifs of landscapes were from Koli and Pielisjärvi of Hämeemas district. "


Estonia 1922/1925 "Weaver and Blacksmith" (11,2,2) [Typo] Sc(65,...,75)

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