Karl Pärsimägi

1902-1942 Estonia/Fauvism

 

Brief Biography-Karl Pärsimägi was involved in the Estonian war of independence before going to study at the Tartu Pallas Art School in 1919, there he was tutored by Konrad Wilhelm Mägi. He later visited Germany for a short period and in 1937 he moved to Paris to study at the Académie Colarossi. His fauvist influenced style, gained him the name of Estonia’s Matisse but his subject matter varied widely. Sadly, during the second world war he was picked up by the Nazis in Paris and his days were ended in Auschwitz. It wasn’t until 1991 that Russia acknowledged his works because of his involvement in the independence war.

 

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a woman

a woman


axe in the moon

axe in the moon

farmhouse with
a stove

farmhouse with a stove


girl at the window

girl at the window

house with
a red roof

house with a red roof


interior

interior


notre dame

notre dame


orthodox church

orthodox church


portrait of a woman

portrait of a woman


reading woman

reading woman


self portrait

self portrait

self portrait
with hat

self portrait with hat


toomemae motif

toomemae motif

woman in the
living room

woman in the living room by Karl Pärsimägi


woman reading

woman reading


lying figure

lying figure