Hyvinkään Maisema (Landscape at Hyvinkää)
Helene Schjerfbeck(Helsinki, 1862 - Saltsjöbaden, Sweden, 1946)
Helene Schjerfbeck, who was born in Helsinki in 1862, is today regarded as one of the pioneers of Scandinavian modernism. After suffering a bad fall at the age of four she experienced permanent difficulty in walking and tired easily, so she was schooled at home. She had precocious artistic talent and at the age of eleven was encouraged to train at a private drawing school and later a private academy in Helsinki, before eventually moving to Paris. In those days private tuition was the only form of artistic education open to women artists. Women were denied access to public art academies until the early 1920s, a fact which significantly hampered their individual artistic development.
H. Ahtela, Helena Schjerfbeck, Helsinki, 1953, no. 401, p. 362
Daxer & Marschall Kunsthandel
"Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Paintings; Old Master Paintings; Sculpture"