Robert Wilhelm Ekman

1808-1873 Finland-Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Robert Wilhelm Ekman was born in Uusikaupunki or Nystad in Swedish. He came from an impoverished family as both parents died when he was aged ten. Ekman received tuition from Gustaf Wilhelm Finnberg and entered the Swedish Academy of Arts in Stockholm in 1824. Johan Gustaf Sandberg admitted him to his atelier until 1836 when he travelled throughout Europe. In Sweden, Ekman became a member of the academy, and he later received much work in Turku Finland where he spent his last years.

 

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Midsummer
Rod

Midsummer Rod

Reading
Woman

Reading Woman

Opening of the
Finnish Parliament

Opening of the Finnish Parliament Session eighteen sixty three by Alexander two

Väinämöisen
Call

Vainamoisen Call

Mikael Agricola
presents

Mikael Agricola presents the Finnish translation of the New Testament to Gustav Vasa

Kreeta Haapasalo
Playing the Kantele

Kreeta Haapasalo Playing the Kantele in a Peasant Cottage

Lemminkainen's
Mother at the River

Lemminkainen-s Mother at the River of Tuonela


Ilmatar

Ilmatar

Italialainen
Kukkaistytto

Italialainen Kukkaistytto

Bishop Henry
Baptizes the Finns

Bishop Henry Baptizes the Finns at the Spring of Kuppis