Ville Vallgren

In the 1920s the sculptor Ville Vallgren donated his works and tools to the Porvoo Museum. Additional items have been included in the collection later. In total there are 230 items: works, sculptures, statuettes and objects, as well as furnishings from the artist’s studio in Leppävaara.

The Porvoo-raised sculptor Ville Vallgren (1855–1940) started his studies in architecture in Helsinki at age 15, but pivoted to sculpture in Paris in 1877. While there he encountered the newest trends in the world of art. Years later he returned to Finland, to Leppävaara where he lived and worked.

Various female figures from Madonnas to dancers were Vallgren’s favourite topics to sculpt. Even strong emotions, such as joy and grief, were important to him. Even religious topics and tomb markers are important among Vallgren’s ouvre.

Ville Vallgren is one of Porvoo Museum’s national area of collections responsibility in the collection collaboration network between museums (TAKO).

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Johan Knutson

The Porvoo Museum collections include paintings, drawings and prints by Johan Knutson, as well as several works that relate to the national poet J. L. Runeberg.

Helga Sonck-Majewski

The collection contains paintings of flowers and portraits, but among Sonck-Majewski’s works there are also prints, such as woodcuts with views of the Old Town in Porvoo.


Hanna Frosterus-Segerstråle

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


Albert Edelfelt

The collection includes paintings, sketches and prints by the artist, as well as tools and personal items. The museum’s object collections include objects that belonged to the artist and