SAMI SUOMALAINEN "LANDSCAPE" 2012
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- Oil on panel
- Signed LR and on verso
- Dated 2012
- 21 x 25 ½ inches
- Condition: excellent
The Artist: Sami Suomalainen (Canadian, 1941-2019)
Sami Suomalainen is recognized as one of Canada's most prolific and gifted modern artists whose works include landscapes, commissioned portraits, book and periodical illustrations. He settled in Toronto where he attended the Toronto Metropolitan University, following which he worked as a full time artist and illustrator.
The artist's style is expressive and playful. He is most loved for his illustrations in numerous children's books which have been sold worldwide in all major languages. His work is featured in many book illustrations, most notably with children’s author Robert Munsch’s Mud Puddle and The Dark.
Suomalainen's paintings are held in major art collections across North America, Europe and Scandinavia, and in the Art Collection of the Library and Archives Canada.
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