Hanna Frosterus-Segerstråle

The artist Hanna Frosterus-Segerstråle (1867-1946) first studied in the Finnish Art Society’s school for in Helsinki, after which she continued her studies in Paris. She successfully combined a happy family life with the career of an artist, which was uncommon for female artists of the time. As a mother of eight children, her favourite models were – for practical reasons – her own children engaged in their daily activities. In the nursery the artist worked on watercolors and drawings, which were suitably quick techniques to capture the lively models. The intimate moments resulted in delicate art. During her time she was also knowns as a children’s author.

The Porvoo Museum’s collections contain paintings, drawings and sketches by Frosterus-Segerstråle, donated to the museum by the artist’s relatives in 2009.

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