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Albert Edelfelt
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Albert Edelfelt in 1905
Born
Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt

(1854-07-21)21 July 1854
Porvoo, Grand Duchy of Finland
Died 18 August 1905(1905-08-18) (aged 51)
Porvoo, Grand Duchy of Finland
Nationality Finnish
Education Member Academy of Arts (1881)
Full Member Academy of Arts (1895)
Alma mater École Nationale des Beaux-Arts
Known for Painting
Movement Realism
Spouse(s) Baroness Ellan de la Chapelle
Albert Edelfelt-Självporträtt
Self portrait, 1887-1890-

Albert Gustaf Aristides Edelfelt (21 July 1854 – 18 August 1905) was a Finnish painter. He painted a lot of history subjects and portraits.

Edelfelt studied and exhibited in Paris. He was invited to paint portraits of many famous people abroad. This way culture of Finland became famous many years before the country became independent.

Edelfelt was above all a painter, but he also worked as a graphic artist and illustrator. His famous works include the illustrations for Johan Ludvig Runeberg's partiotic collection of poems, the 'Ensign Stål' stories (1894 - 1900).

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