Wäinö Aaltonen: Victor Westerholm

Wäinö Aaltonen: Victor Westerholm 

  • 1927 (1925)
  • red granite
  • Aurakatu 15

Victor Westerholm (1860-1919) was the first curator of the Turku Art Museum and a director at the Turku Art School. Wäinö Aaltonen studied painting under Westerholm in 1910-1915. Westerholm had a great influence on the development of the Turku Art School and of the Finnish arts education.

The memorial herm of Westerholm by Aaltonen is erected in front of the Turku Art Museum. A herm is a sculpture with a bust or a head placed on top of a square column.

The herm was acquired with the help of a donation from Gustav Albert Petrelius, and it was unveiled on 4 January 1927.