Kaljo Põllu

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1934 – 2010

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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.

In 2007 the University of Tartu gave Põllu their "Contribution to Estonian National Identity" award.

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Born
Nov 28, 1934
Kõrgessaare Parish
Nationality
  • Estonia
Profession
Education
  • University of Tartu
    Glass art
    ( - 1962)
Employment
  • Estonian Art Academy
    (1975 - 1996)
Died
Mar 23, 2010

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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