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The Pioneer

Haagan sankaripuisto, Haaga • Helsinki • Artist Emil Filén
Published 1947 • © Copyright holder

The sculpture, located in the Haaga veterans' cemetery, is one of the many patriotic memorials erected following the Winter and Continuation Wars. These works are typically very naturalistic and extremely realistic.

"The Pioneer" depicts the Classical heroic theme of a wounded or dying soldier. It has strong heroic and patriotic pathos. The sculpture was unveiled in 1947 and was paid for by the Haaga municipal council. It is cast in bronze.

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Emil Filén: The Pioneer, 1947. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum

Emil Filén: The Pioneer, 1947. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum