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LANU, Olavi (<i>born</i> 1925), Environmental artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LANU, Olavi (born 1925), Environmental artist

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Finnish, 20th century, male.

Born 1925, in Viipuri.

Environmental artist.

Olavi Lanu studied in his native Finland and in Paris in the late 1940s. From 1959 to 1975, he lectured in graphic arts at the high school in Laune. Towards the end of the 1950s, Lanu's vividly coloured landscapes and portraits mutated into dark monochromes as his work became increasingly abstract, but his colour palette gradually lightened again over

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