Halosenniemi – The Home of Pekka Halonen in Tuusula, Finland

Pekka Halonen (September 23, 1865 – December 1, 1933) was a painter of Finnish landscapes and people. He lived with his family in a home and studio on Lake Tuusula in Tuusula, Finland that he, himself, designed and named Halosenniemi. The beautiful and serene building is now a museum that includes original furnishings and Halonen’s own art on the walls. There, on the shores of Lake Tuusula where Pekka Halonen resided, an artists’ community developed and flourished, helping to develop a sense of Finnish national identity. Halosenniemi was designed with the two story studios of Paris in mind with high ceilings and tall windows in the studio and second floor living quarters accessible by a set of stairs and a balcony that overlooked the studio. Adjacent to the house, Halonen built a sauna and, in typical Finnish tradition, the sauna also served as a laundry. Halonen stated that he never painted for anyone but himself. He felt that “Art should not jar the nerves like sandpaper – it should produce a feeling of peace.”

Halosenniemi

Halosenniemi

SOURCE: Halosenniemi (Tuusula, Finland), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 Aug 2010.

Entrance to Halosenniemi

Entrance to Halosenniemi

SOURCE: Entrance to Halosenniemi (Tuusula, Finland), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 Aug 2010.

Sauna

Sauna

SOURCE: Sauna (Tuusula, Finland), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 Aug 2010.

Laundry Room in Sauna

Laundry Room in Sauna

SOURCE: Laundry Room in Sauna (Tuusula, Finland), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 03 Aug 2010.

Copyright © 2010 by Stephen J. Danko

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2 Responses to Halosenniemi – The Home of Pekka Halonen in Tuusula, Finland

  1. Pekka Halonen says:

    Hi,

    Thank you for nice images. Just wanted to tell you that although lake Tuusula locates in two neighbour cities (Tuusula and Järvenpää); Halosenniemi locates in Tuusula.


    BR
    Pekka Halonen

  2. Steve says:

    Thanks for the correction Pekka!

    Steve

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