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Viljo Savikurki: The Sugar Girl, 1956. You may not use this photo for commercial purposes. © Photo: Helsinki Art Museum

The Sugar Girl

Artist Viljo Savikurki

Mannerheimintie 15a, Helsinki

Viljo Savikurki’s (1905-1975) ‘The Sugar Girl’ is a realistic life-size bronze sculpture of a girl playing with a dog and offering it a sugarcube. The model for the girl was a 12 year-old school girl named Seija Hänninen.

The piece was unveiled on August 15, 1956 at the Finnish Sugar Co. Ltd’s 200th anniversary celebration. Inscribed on the stone pedastal are the words FINNISH SUGAR INDUSTRY 1756-1956.

The work doesn’t belong to the collections of the Helsinki Art Museum.

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