Henn Roode – Story of Art

On September 4, 2019, ArtSTAC is pleased to present Henn Roode: Story of Art, an exhibition of 16 rare paintings from the Master Henn Roode.

This show will be on view from September 4 through September 10. A reception for the artist will be held at the gallery on Wednesday, September 3 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and an illustrated catalogue will accompany the show.

Only by invitations.

In the last decade of Estonian art history, Henn Roode (1924-1974) was most often portrayed as a martyr of the Soviet system, who had to spend his most important years of formation in Siberia, the Karaganda prison camp. The basis for the arrest was fabricated accusations of anti-Soviet activities; in reality, the attempt to bring the more talented students to a standstill was to reverse the position of Pallas as an art center that kept alive. The latter succeeded the authorities over time, but Roode remained true to his religion of modern art. After returning from camp and finishing his art studies at the ERKI in Tallinn, he became one of the most convinced modernists and radical artists in post-World War II Estonian art.

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