IN THE SUMMER AMOS ANDERSON ART MUSEUM EXTENDS TO SÖDERLÅNGVIK
Söderlångvik Museum is art museum and a museum dedicated to the life of Amos Anderson (1878–1961) housed in his former summer villa, and scenically located in a sheltered cove on the island of Kimito. The museum contains part of Anderson's private art collection, library and furnishings.Söderlångvik
Our collections hold approximately 6000 works
Amos Anderson Art Museum holds one of the largest privately owned collections of art in Finland. Our collections hold approximately 6000 works, mainly paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs. Sigurd Frosterus’s (1876–1956) art collection, owned by a Foundation that carries his name, has been permanently deposited at the Amos Anderson Art Museum since 1994.Get to know our collections
In the summer season we also operate in Söderlångvik on the island of Kimito.
Amos Anderson had two sides to his personality: by day he was a determined businessman, and by night a sensitive and sociable patron of the arts.
Amos Anderson (1878–1961) began his career as a businessman and industrialist in Helsinki in the early 1900s. He founded finance magazines, an advertising agency and a printing press. Before long Amos Anderson became the biggest entrepreneur in Finnish lithography, and bought the Swedish-language daily Hufvudstadsbladet and the evening paper Svenska Pressen.
In 1913, he had a residence-cum-office block built for himself in Yrjönkatu, the same building that today houses the Amos Anderson Art Museum. In the 1920s, he already owned a large part of the area now known as Forum.
Amos Anderson was also a politician and his social circle included Presidents P.E. Svinhufvud and Kyösti Kallio. In 1940 Anderson donated Tamminiemi Villa in Meilahti to the Finnish State to serve as the official residence of the acting President of the Republic of Finland.
Anderson was a life-long patron of a wide range of artistic endeavours; he funded the repairs of the Swedish theatre, made a substantial contribution towards the building of Kunsthalle Helsinki, and numerous University of Åbo Akademi -led projects were funded through his donations.
In 1940 Amos Anderson set up the Association Föreningen Konstsamfundet and named it the sole beneficiary to his will. In accordance with his wishes Föreningen Konstsamfundet maintains an art museum that carries his name and a museum in Söderlångvik, his former summer residence.