Kristjan Raud

1865-1943 Estonia/Impressionism/Illustration

 

Brief Biography-Kristjan Raud, along with his twin brother Paul, was a celebrated Estonian artist of his time. He first studied at the Viru-Jaagupi parish school and thereafter at the University of Tartu, he worked in Tartu as a teacher and later in St. Petersburg. In St. Petersburg he entered the Imperial Academy of Arts and after four years moved to Düsseldorf to further his studies. On returning to Tartu and establishing an art school, he became a founder member of the Estonian National Museum.
Before the outbreak of the war he moved to Tallinn where he was Chairman of the Estonian Museum Society and achieved much success with his illustrations for the legend of Kalevipoeg publication for which he was bestowed with the Order of the Estonian Red Cross. He died in Tallinn in 1943. He was honoured by having his image on an Estonian banknote up until 2011.

 

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dance of kalevipoeg
and maidens of porgu

dance of kalevipoeg and maidens of porgu

death
of kalevipoeg

death of kalevipoeg

kalev and linda's
wedding trip

kalev and linda's wedding trip

kalev proposing
marriage

kalev proposing marriage

kalevipoeg destroying
webs

kalevipoeg destroying webs on his way to hell

kalevipoeg trip to
the nordic countries

kalevipoeg trip to the nordic countries


laundry

laundry


martyr or victim

martyr or victim


the gates of hell

the gates of hell


the oath

the oath

the sleeping
kalevipoeg

the sleeping kalevipoeg


under the stars

under the stars


witch and piglets

witch and piglets