Jorma Gallen-Kallela

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Jorma Gallen-Kallela (1898 - 1 December 1939) was a Finnish artist. He followed in the footsteps of his father, the famed artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

After the destruction of his father's frescoes in the Juselius Mausoleum in Pori after the death of his father in 1931, Jorma used his father's sketches to recreate the artwork.

Jorma Gallen-Kallela took part of the Winter War as a lieutenant. While inspecting a downed Soviet plane on the second day of the war, he was shot dead while saving the life of captain Adolf Ehrnrooth.

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