1934 – 2010
Who was Kaljo Põllu?
Kaljo Põllu was an Estonian artist. In 1962 he received a diploma in glass art, and became director of art cabinet of Tartu State University; he founded the contemporary artist's group Visarid in 1966 in Tartu. In 1973 he moved to Tallinn, where from 1975 to 1996 he taught drawing in the Estonian Art Academy; at this point his art changed in style dramatically as he searched for influences from the ancient Finno-Ugric culture.