Publications by Adamson-Eric Museum 2017

Adamson-Eric (1902–1968)

Edited by Kersti Koll and Ülle Kruus
Toimetanud Kersti Koll
Texts by Adamson-Eric, Sirje Helme, Kersti Koll, Ülle Kruus, Tiina Käesel, Alar Nurkse, Inge Teder, Bruno Tomberg and David Vseviov
Designed by Külli Kaats
352 pp.
In Estonian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Adamson-Eric Museum
Tallinn 2017
ISBN 978-9949-485-70-3

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Adamson-Eric as a talented and versatile artist, shaper of art policy, university lecturer, complicated and often controversial personality is a brilliant representative of Estonian Modernism. Destined to live during a time which was extremely exciting in art history, but extraordinarily complicated and troubled politically, he had to select different roles in his life, to be in opposition and sharply criticise the government’s art policy, but then enthusiastically join those who had established the new regime, then suffer under the merciless new power, and finally turn back to expressions of art interesting to him during the last years of his life.

This book, compiled to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the birth of the artist Adamson-Eric, contains the first publications of the artist’s reminiscences of his years spent in Berlin and Paris and of his creative life, researchers’ articles on Adamson-Eric and his companions’ colourful recollections. The book is richly illustrated, containing reproductions of the artist’s works and documentary photos.