Alexander Promet

1879-1938 Estonia/Graphic Artist

 

Brief Biography-Alexander Promet was born on the Kreenholm Island in Narva which contained a manufactory where his father worked. He began studies as a textile artist in the Saint Petersburg School of Art in Stieglitz. He won an international scholarship which brought him to London, however, he soon left for Paris to enter the art world. Due to the loss of his scholarship he returned to Estonia in 1906 where he became a member of the Estonian Art Association. He worked out of Tartu and Narva and later taught in Tallinn before going to Petrograd to continue painting. The War of Independence brought him back to Estonia, he eventually settled in Tallinn as a teacher and freelance writer. He was very ill for the last four years of his life due to vascular calcification. He painted numerous works based on the tales of Kalevipoeg.

 

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autumn

autumn


cornflower

cornflower


kalevipoeg plowing

kalevipoeg plowing


mourning birch

mourning birch


park harju

park harju


the goblin

the goblin


vampire

vampire

white
chrysanthemums

white chrysanthemums