Valdemar Väli (1909–2007)


Valdemar Väli completed his studies at the Pallas school in 1943 and according to Mai Levin, who has written a thorough treatment of this artist, Väli’s early works completed until 1946 can be considered his first and at the same time one of his strongest creative periods. Nudes had a definite place in Väli’s creative work but it was nevertheless not too big either. Väli is nevertheless still known first and foremost as a painter of portraits, landscapes and genre paintings, but he still painted nudes as well, for instance in the 1970’s.