Paul Osipow

Paul Osipow (b. 1939) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. He received his artistic education from The Art Academy of Finland. Throughout the greater part of his artistic career and general involvement in the arts, Osipow has emphasized abstract and non-figurative painting and is a leading exponent of its development within the Nordic art scene, where he continues to inspire new generations of artists. His exhibitions in the 1990s revealed his gradual movement away from a pure geometric expression to one more painterly and unrestricted, inspired by the pioneers of modern painting and with extensive samplings from late Impressionism, Cubism and Fauvism.

Selected works


Born 1939 in Kymi, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland


1975 – 1976 University of Texas, Austin, USA
1960 The Free Art School, Helsinki
1958 – 1962 The Art Academy of Finland, Helsinki


2019 Paul Osipow, Helsingin Taidehalli, Helsinki
2017 New Paintings, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2014 Galleri Riis, Stockholm, Sweden
2014 Paintings, Galleria Heino, Helsinki
2013 Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
2011 Galleria Heino, Helsinki
2010 Galleri Riis, Oslo
2007 Amos Anderson Konstmuseum, Helsinki
2007 Galleri Riis, Oslo
2005 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2001 Galleri Aronowitsch, Stockholm
1997 Galleria Kari Kenetti, Stockholm
1994 Galleri Riis, Oslo
1993 Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden
1989 Galleri Sølvberget, Stavanger, Norway
1987 Galleri Artek, Helsinki
1981 Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki


2015 Colour, Line and Square – The Erling Neby Collection, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
2014 Superpop, Serlachius Museum, Mänttä, Finland
2012 Galerie Aronowitsch, Stockholm
2011 Atelje Larsen, Dunkers kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
2009 Mäntän kuvataideviikot, Mäntän, Finland


Amos Anderson, Helsinki, Finland
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden
Malmö konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway