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Onni Olavi Oja (15 April 1909 Keuruu - Nov. 5, 2004 Helsinki) artist, as well as book illustrator and graphic artist.
Oja is known for landscapes where atmospheric Finnish rural village and winding roads are the main focus. Often the paintings also depict the winter landscapes and a timeless atmosphere in which time seems to have stopped.
During his career, he had a number of solo exhibitions. His works are in numerous museums and collections. His books are also his Sermon on the Mount Oulu Cathedral, stained glass, and the altarpiece of the Church Lehtimäen Lapua a cemetery chapel mural. In addition to the paintings, he is also known for his book Drawing Skills, which is still used in many schools.
Onni Oja studied at the Central School of Art and Design and the University of Helsinki. He also studied in Paris and Rome. He earned the title of professor in 1979, and worked for a long time as a teacher and senior teacher of Art and Design school and a teacher, at among other places, the Helsinki Adult Education Centre and the University of the drawing school. (A rough translation from the Finnish version of Wikipedia https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onni_Oja) undefined