Magnus Enckell (Magnus Enckell)

Magnus Enckell

Painter. A leading representative of the Finnish Symbolist movement. After studying in Helsinki and Paris, he was influenced by painter Puvis de Chavannes and the masterpieces of the Italian  Renaissance. He then broke with the Naturalists and became the leader of the well-known “Symbolist Septem” group, which he co-founded with Verner Thomé and Ellen Thesleff. In 1907, Enckell was assigned to paint one of his most renowned works, the altarpiece for the new cathedral in the city of Tamper. He switched from Symbolism to Impressionism in his late canvases, particularly in a series of pictures of young boys. Among his paintings are “Listeners of Music,” “Expulsion of Adam and Eve,” “The Golden Age,” “Narkissos” and “The Raising.” He died in Helsinki and was buried in his birthtown. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)


  • November, 09, 1870


  • November, 11, 1925


  • Husula's Cemetery
  • Kymenlaakso
  • Finland

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