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Viktor Jansson: Memorial to Arvid Mörne, 1951. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum / Hanna Kukorelli

Memorial to Arvid Mörne

Artist Viktor Jansson

, Helsinki

Arvid Mörne (1876-1946) was a Finnish-Swedish poet and literature scholar. Mörne’s poetry was mainly inspired by the archipelago of the Gulf of Finland, the sea and the coastal regions inhabited by Finland’s Swedish-speaking population, especially in the province of Uusimaa. His works also voice his political views, the call for a social sense of justice.

Arvid Mörne’s memorial consists of a bronze plate placed in front of a rocky wall and a realistic figure of the poet standing.
The work, 2.2 metres high, was commissioned from Viktor Jansson (1886-1958) and completed in 1951. It was unveiled on May 6, 1952 to commemorate Arvid Mörne’s 75th anniversary. The work of art belongs to the collection of HAM Helsinki Art Museum.

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