Artist Adamson-Eric,
100th birth anniversary


Date of Issue : August 8, 2002
Designer : Lembit Lõhmus
Denomination : 4 x 4 kr 40 s
Perforation : 14:13¾
Size of Souvenir Sheet : 53 x 75
Printing Process : Offset
Printing House : AS Vaba Maa
Quantity Issued : 52 188
Order Number : 255-02-2002
First Day Cover Number : 2002-14
Eesti Post : Artist Adamson-Eric, 100th birth anniversary

The painter and applied artist Adamson-Eric (18 Aug 1902-2 Dec 1968) was an outstanding Estonian cultural figure and creative personality. The aesthetic principles of his art were formed during studies at art schools and private academies in Berlin and Paris in the 1920s, and he emerged as a painter with an idiosyncratic style and an Impressionist touch in the 1930s in Tallinn. Although first and foremost a versatile painter - of portraits, landscapes, nudes, etc, Adamson-Eric was also a fruitful applied artist, practising nearly all branches of the sphere, working in leather, metal, china, textile and pottery. His applied art pieces, in a style close to Art Deco, are characterised by elegance, refined colours and a brilliant esprit, but are still usable objects. Based on the French painting tradition, Adamson-Eric's work is closely connected also with the local Nordic environment and the traditions of Estonian national art. An Adamson-Eric Museum featuring hundreds of works by the prolific artist was opened in Tallinn in 1984.

More Information:

  • Adamson-Eric Museum - The Art Museum of Estonia

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