Ellen Thesleff | the artist

The artist Ellen Thesleff
Born Oct 5 1869, Helsinki, Finland.
Died 1952 Helsinki.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting,


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Ellen Thesleff was a Symbolist even before she went to Paris; simplicity and lyricism were inherent attributes of her art. While in Paris a soft greyish tonality and quiet chiaroscuro became predominant in her paintings. Symbolist fantasies la Magnus Enckell were not for Ellen Thesleff. Her subject-matter consisted of simpler and more unassuming themes, without the ‘strange contemplations’ that she encountered in the works of her fellow artists…
About the artist (Fins)
3 Paintings of Thesleff

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