An exhibition by Finnish artist, Osmo Visuri, A Cool Day in Summer, May 25 – August 26, 2017. This is the year of the Centennial of Finnish independence – and the exhibition will provide information about Finland as well.
Mr. Visuri (1927 – 2013) was a painter, photographer, film maker, author, university professor and world traveler. He travelled extensively in the Middle East and published several books on Israel when the state was being established after WWII. He was one of the pioneers of TV in Finland and the use of TV in teaching, especially in the developing countries. He served as Head of Documentary Programs for Finnish National Television and as the Head of the Department of Television and Film at the University of Helsinki until his retirement, after which he continued teaching in his own water colour academy in Italy. He was recipient of the Knight of the Order of the White Rose of Finland, and of the distinguished Kalevala cultural medal.