Visavuori Atelier

Valkeakoski, Finland

Visavuori is the museum of the life and works of sculptor Emil Wikström (1864-1942) and his grandson, cartoonist Kari Suomalainen (1920-1999). Wikström built his first wilderness atelier in 1894. It was destroyed by fire in 1896 and the residence, Romantic Nationalism in style, was completed in 1902. The new atelier completed next year and represents the Central European architecture style. The atelier was enlarged in 1912.

Visavuori buildings are very well-preserved with the original interior and furnitures (mostly bought from Paris). Today Visavuori is a museum of temporary art exihibitions.

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Founded: 1902
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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