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Sami Suomalainen

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Woman with Fruits, 2008 Oil on Canvas 30x40 © Sami Suomalainen
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Girl with Flowers, 2009 Oil on Canvas 30x46 © Sami Suomalainen
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Autunom, 2009 Oil on Canvas 26x40 © Sami Suomalainen
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Gentleman, 2009 Acrylics on Board 22x30 © Sami Suomalainen
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Aurora Borealis, 2011 Oil on Canvas 161.00 X 75.00 X 4.00 Centimeters © samiarto
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Birds on the Beach, 2011 Oil on Canvas 107.00 X 81.00 X 4.00 Centimeters © samiarto
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Paris, 2011 0il on Canvas 102 X 85 X 4 Centimeters © samiarto
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Harlequin with bird, 2011 Oils on Panel 92 X 60 X 0.5 Centimeters © samiarto
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Evening, 2011 Oils on Canvas 42 X 61 X 4 Centimeters © samiarto
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Nocturnal landscape, 2011 Oil on Canvas © Sami Suomalainen
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Sun set in the mountain, 2011 Oils on Canvas 122 X 63 X 4 Centimeters © samiarto
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View to horizon, 2009 Oils on Canvas 101 X 71 X 2 Centimeters © samiarto
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© Sami Suomalainen
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Nocturnal landscape, 2010 Oils on Canvas 161 X 75 X 4 Centimeters © samiarto
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Birds on the beach, 2010
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Birds on the beach, 2010 Oil on Canvas 155 X 130 X 5 Centimeters © samisart
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Autumn, 2012 Oil on Canvas 35 X 45 X 6 Inches © samisart
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Woman with a cat Oil on Panel 20" X 30" © Sami Suomalainen
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Woman with a cat Oil on Panel 20" X 30" © Sami Suomalainen
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Caribow Oil on Canvas 30" X 30" © Sami Suomalainen
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Caribow Oil on Canvas 30" X 30" © Sami Suomalainen
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Landscape Oil on Canvas 20" X 30" © Sami Suomalainen
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Summer night Oil on Canvas 30" X 30" © Sami Suomalainen
Sami
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Tuupovaara, Finland
Lives in
Toronto, Canada
Works in
Toronto, Canada
Statement

Sami Suomalainen was born in Tuupovaara, Finland. At the age of four Fazer Company awarded him with a prize for his first art competition. He completed his art education in Helsinki, Finland. His work includes commissions for portraits, landscapes and book illustrations. He has illustrated numerous books for children, sold worldwide in all major languages, including Chinese.

Sami's style is Impressionistic and He employs several mediums ranging from pen and ink to oils, water colors and acrylics. The following documentary films about the artist have been made by the Finnish National Television and Radio Association in Helsinki (1981), Rogers Cable Television in co-operation with the Canadian Multicultural Program in Toronto (1982), and by the National Broadcasting of Finland.

From 1986 to present Sami has had many art exhibitions in notable galleries in Toronto and Finland. Numerous collection in North America, Europe, and Scandinavia have his paintings, including  Canadian Art Archives, in Ottawa. Govenor General of Canada and President of Finland are also proud owners of Sami's art.