Konrad Wilhelm Mägi

1887-1925 Estonia/Impressionism, Fauvism

 

Brief Biography-Konrad Wilhelm Mägi, the son of a school teacher, was born in Southern Estonia. He was first taught in Tartu and went on to Saint Petersburg to study under Amandus Adamson the Estonian artist. He didn’t start painting properly until he went to the Finish archipelago of Aland in 1906 with artist friends of his. He subsequently visited France and Norway before taking up teaching in Tartu in 1912. His use of robust colour was mostly influenced by the style of Fauvism. In the summers of 1913-14 he stayed on the Island of Saaremaa where he went through his most productive period, producing over twenty paintings. Another inspirational period for him was 1916-17 in Kasaritsa where he sketched many landscapes to be worked on in his studio. Whilst he was noted as a landscape artist he also did portraiture. He travelled to Italy in 1922 where he painted in Capri and Venice but he became very ill when in Rome, however he did manage to do some painting. He died at the young age of 47. He is one of the most noted artists of Estonia.

 

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a landscape

a landscape


aland motif

aland motif


bronislav orlovski

bronislav orlovski


capri island

capri island


capri landscape

capri landscape


capri motif

capri motif


gondalas

gondalas


italian landscape

italian landscape


landscape

landscape


landscape of norway

landscape of norway

landscape of
obersdorf

landscape of obersdorf

landscape with
a lady

landscape with a lady

landscape with
pink fields

landscape with pink fields


landscape with rocks

landscape with rocks


madonna

madonna


norwegian landscape

norwegian landscape


portrait of a woman

portrait of a woman


portrait of dami

portrait of dami

ruins of viljandi
castle

ruins of viljandi castle


saaremaa motif

saaremaa motif


saaremaan study

saaremaan study


the ruins of capril

the ruins of capril


a venice bridge

venice bridge


venice

venice