Refereed article in compilation book (A3)

Elaboration of the “New Woman” Figure by Women Artists in Interwar Finland

List of Authors: Palin Tutta

Place: New York, Abingdon

Publication year: 2021

Book title *: Modern Women Artists in the Nordic Countries, 1900–1960

Title of series: Routledge Research in Gender and Art

Number of pages: 11

ISBN: 978-0-367-42338-4

eISBN: 978-0-367-82367-2




In Finland, where women had been granted the right to vote in 1906, the popularized figure of the “New Woman” provided a flexible and marketable persona for the female artist. This chapter explores the approaches to “New Womanhood” as a cultural trope by looking at three artists: Ester Helenius, Ingrid Ruin, and Ingrid Söderström, who all attracted acute media attention during the second half of the 1920s.

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