Paul Osipow

Helsingin Taidehalli 26.1.–24.3.2019

The Finnish Art Society’s exhibition at the Kunsthalle Helsinki 26.1.–24.3.2019

The Paul Osipow (b. 1939) retrospective presents an impressive cross-section of works by one of Finland’s leading painters. Osipow’s early travels in Europe and the United States have had a lasting impact on his art, and throughout his career he has drawn inspiration from various periods in art history, ranging from modernism all the way back to Classical Antiquity. The Kunsthalle retrospective features Osipow’s geometrical and free-form abstract paintings as well as his still life compositions, female figures and other figurative classic motifs spanning from the 1960s to the present day.

Osipow graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1962. Since the 1960s, he has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Finland and abroad. He has also made a significant contribution as an educator at various art institutes. During his 60-year career, Osipow has won numerous awards including the Finnish Art Society’s Ducat Prize in 1966, a 15-year art grant from the Finish State in 1985, and the Prince Eugen medal in 1989. The exhibition is produced by the Finnish Art Society and curated by Kari Kenetti.

The Finnish Art Society publishes a book about Paul Osipow in conjunction with the exhibition. Contributing writers are visual artist Silja Rantanen who holds a PhD in visual arts, as well as art critic and curator Timo Valjakka.

Entrance fee: €12 / €8 / Museum Card
Free entrance for the members of the Finnish Art Society


Paul Osipow, Espresso Pot, Root Vegetables, 2003, oil on canvas, 80 x 120 cm. Photo: Patrik Rastenberger