Casa Haartman

Welcome to Casa Haartman

Casa Haartman was the home and studio of artist Axel Haartman (1877-1969) and his wife Hedvig (1874-1967). The house was designed by Finnish architect Erik Bryggman in 1925, in the Nordic Classicist style. The austere exterior in combination with the richly decorated interior create a unique and unforgettable atmosphere. Casa Haartman houses works by Axel Haartman himself, as well as some of the most well-known Finnish artists of the 19th and 20th century, such as Helene Schjerfbeck, Victor Westerholm and Wäinö Aaltonen.


Axel Haartman (1877–1969) was multi-talented in a range of cultural fields; an artist, a writer, an art reviewer, an illustrator, an advertising artist, a journalist, an art dealer and head of an art museum.

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Axel and Hedvig Haartman wanted their home to be preserved after their death. Therefore, they bequeathed the house and the majority of its contents to an association formed for this purpose, known as Hedvigs Minne (Hedvig’s Memory).

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