Albert Edelfelt: Pariisin Luxembourgin puistossa, 1887. Kansallisgalleria / Ateneumin taidemuseo, kok. Antell. Kuva: Kansallisgalleria / Hannu Aaltonen
Albert Edelfelt: The Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, 1887. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum, coll. Antell. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen

Albert Edelfelt

10 March–10 July 2022
Petit Palais, Paris

The retrospective of works by Albert Edelfelt (1854–1905) continues the series of exhibitions of Nordic artists shown at the Petit Palais. This is the first solo exhibition of works by Albert Edelfelt in Paris and it introduces the Finnish artist to a French audience.

The exhibition examines Edelfelt’s entire career and, in particular, his role as an international influencer. The artist was a trailblazer who paved the way for later Finnish artists to gain a foothold in Paris. Edelfelt also played a major role in the World Fairs held in Paris in 1889 and 1900, both as an artist and a spokesperson.

The exhibition features works from the collections of the Finnish National Gallery/Ateneum Art Museum, and the collections of French and Nordic museums. Exhibits also include works from other public and private collections in Finland and abroad. A total of approximately 110 works will be on display. The works travelling to France for the exhibition include Queen Bianca (1877), Conveying the Child’s Coffin (A Child’s Funeral) (1879), Boys Playing on the Shore (1884), The Luxembourg Gardens, Paris (1887), and Women Outside the Church at Ruokolahti (1887).

The curators of the exhibition are Anne-Maria Pennonen and Hanne Selkokari for the Ateneum, and Anne-Charlotte Cathelineau for the Petit Palais.

Visit the website of the Petit Palais (in French)