Helene Schjerfbeck at the Royal Academy

Address:
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
Tel:
0207 300 8090

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
20th July to 27th October 2019
John Madejski Fine Rooms tour: Usually 12 noon to 1 PM (Thu-Sat) – Temporary exhibition: 10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun); 10 AM to 10 PM (Fri); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Admission fee applies. See royalacademy.org.uk

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This will be the first major exhibition in the UK of one of Finland's best kept secrets: Helene Schjerfbeck.

Early on in her career she found success with a very naturalistic style, but when she moved away from the capital for a quieter life her style became radically abstract and raw.

It was in these later years that she painted a series of self-portraits that are the highlight of this exhibition. Also included in the collection of 60 works are some beautiful landscapes and still lifes.

 

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