Akselin Gallen- Kallela
Akseli Gallen-Kallela (26 April 1865 – 7 March 1931) was a Finnish painter who is best known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. His work was considered very important for the Finnish national identity.
"Boy and a Crow" is an early work by Gallen-Kallela. The painting is from 1884 and is in the permanent collection at the Ateneum in Helsinki, painted when Gallen-Kallela was only 19 years, really an astonishing piece of work for a 19-year-old. The subject of the painting was the character of this peasant boy, whom the artist knew from before.
This is my post for Beth's Postcard Friendship Friday on blog The Best Hearts are Crunchy.