Alvar Aalto art links 


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Alvar Aalto: Finlandia Opera House, Helsinki
Photographed by Dmitry Nikolaev



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Alvar Aalto

[Finnish Architect, 1898-1976]

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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteAlvar Aalto Museum and Foundation, Jyvaskyla, Finland

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteDesign Museum, London, UK

Notable SiteAlvar Aalto at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
"39" Chaise Longue, 1936-37

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
2 works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
20 works online when last checked

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
2 works by or related to the artist

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City (in Spanish)  

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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2 chairs by Alvar Aalto online

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis, Missouri

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

Art Market:
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Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

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Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project
Baker House, MIT

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Great Buildings Online

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Alvar Aalto  
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Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Apollo Magazine
Article: "A is for Aalto"

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

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Alvar Aalto

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Alvar Aalto: Masterworks

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Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism

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Alvar Aalto Complete Work, Vol 3 (1971-1976)

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Alvar Aalto: Towards a Human Modernism

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Alvar Aalto: "A Gentler Structure for Life"


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