The Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation in Mänttä, Finland, hold a substantial collection of artworks by Helene Schjerfbeck (1862–1946). The Serlachius Museums’ founder, the leading Finnish industrialist Gösta Serlachius initially acquired works directly from the artist herself, with additions being made to the collection into the new millennium.
This book sheds light on the stories behind this much-loved artist’s reductive portraiture. Her powerful self-portraits form the core of her production. This book shows a stable, liberated phase in Schjerfbeck’s art.
The book has come out in a series of Serlachius Museums publications, which presents the favourite artists of Gösta Serlachius and the pearls of his magnificent art collection. One of the great industrialists of the era between the World wars, Gösta Serlachius (1876–1942) was a renowned patron and collector of arts.
Author: Marja-Terttu Kivirinta
Layout: Maria Appelberg
Printed by: Livonia Print, Riika, 2019
Serlachius Museums publications 61