Art Collection

Copyright: GKM / Douglas Sivén

This collection consists of some 250 oil paintings by Akseli Gallen-Kallela and over 500 drawings from all periods of his oeuvre. The museum has an almost complete collection of prints by Gallen-Kallela, along with his work in commercial graphics such as posters. The art collection includes reliefs and works of sculpture by Gallen-Kallela and the various sectors of applied art are well represented. The museum’s art collection also contains some works by other artists.

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The paintings collection

Works from Gallen-Kallela’s youth

Early historical themes

Realism and folk depiction


Studies and sketches for frescoes

The first decade of the 20th century

British East Africa and the 1910s

The 1920s

Plans for the Great Kalevala: paintings, drawings and printmaking experiments.

Stained glass work


The drawings collection

Childhood drawings

Drawings by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

The drawings include building plans for Tarvaspää and Pääskyn linna.


Prints collection of

Graphic art

Ex librises

Commercial prints



Sculpture collection

Works of sculpture




Collection of applied art



Decorative objects



Lamps and light fittings