Ants Laikmaa

1866-1942 Estonia/Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Ants Laikmaa, originally known as Hans Laipman, belonged to a very large impoverished family in western Estonia, his mother died when he was a child. He first studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy in 1891 and worked in Düsseldorf before moving to Tallinn in 1899. After touring many European countries to study he founded the Estonian Art Association in 1907. He had a relationship with one of Estonia’s most renowned poets, Marie Under, and lived in Finland before travelling again, this time as far as Tunisia. He worked in Tallinn until 1931 thereafter settling in the village of Kadarpiku where he spent the remainder of his days.

 

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berlin

Berlin


capri landscape

capri landscape


carl robert jakobson

carl robert jakobson


farm landscape

farm landscape

friedrich reinhold
kreutzwald

friedrich reinhold kreutzwald


italian boy

italian boy


marie under

marie under

night motif
from capri

night motif from capri


old farm

old farm


self portrait

self portrait


selma

selma


tunisian girl

tunisian girl