The first Estonian women artists belong to the generation, who graduated different art institutions before 1940 and became famous in Estonian art circles already in 1930's. The plaster works of these artists appears tender and fragile in the general impression of 1930's sculpture. The feminine sensitive relation to human body and the personality of person portrayed in these works is different from the angle of male artists. The destiny of these sculptors was very different in the World War II and after. The most famous of them in Estonia are: Kristiine Mei, Lidia Laas and Marie Kalmus, but also Maire Männik, who moved to Paris. Amanda Jasmiin and Linda Sõber, who emigrated after the World War II, are known in Estonia only by their earlier works. Pressetext
The First Women Sculptors
From the cycle "The First Estonian Women Artists"
Arbeiten von Kristiine Mei, Lidia Laas and Marie Kalmus, but also Maire Männik, who moved to Paris. Amanda Jasmiin und Linda Sõber