Birger Kaipiainen (1.7.1915-18.7.1988) is one of the most aclaimed and internationally famous Finnish ceramic artists.

 

Studies

  • 1933 – 1937 Art and Design College, Helsinki

 

Artist

  • 1937 – 1954 Arabia, Helsinki
  • 1948 – 1949 Richard Ginori, Italy
  • 1954 – 1958 Rörstrand, Sweden
  • 1958 – 1988 Arabia, Helsinki

 

Exhibitions

  • 1952 Wärtsilä, Helsinki
  • 1955 Bonniers, New York
  • 1956 Wärtsilä, Helsinki
  • 1958 Wärtsilä, Helsinki
  • 1964 Wärtsilä, Helsinki
  • 1965 Formes Finlandaises, Paris
  • 1958 Wärtsilä, Helsinki
  • 1971 Wärtsilä, Helsinki
  • 1973 Nordiska Kompaniet, Stockholm
  • 1976 Nordiska Kompaniet, Stockholm
  • 1977 Stockmann, Helsinki
  • 1978 Savonlinna Operafestival, Savonlinna
  • 1979 Wärtsilä, Helsinki
  • 1980 Nordiska Kompaniet, Stockholm
  • 1984 Wärtsilä, Helsinki
  • 1985 Rörstrand, Sveden
  • 1989 Museum of Applied Arts, memorial exhibition, Helsinki
  •  1990 Tammisaari Museum, memorial exhibition, Tammisaari, Finland

 

Major public collections of Birger Kaipiainen's artwork

  • Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki
  • Röhsska Museet, Göteborg
  • Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
  • Malmö Museum
  • Museum of Applied Arts, Köpenhamn
  • Akademimuseum, Genova
  • Brera Gallery, Milano
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Kioto

 

Awards and honorary titles

  • 1938 Scholarship of the Kordelins foundation
  • 1951 Diplome d´Honneur, Milano
  • 1959 Scholarship of the Swedish Culturalfund
  • 1960 Grand Prix, Milan
  • 1961 Gold Plaquette Gualdo Tadino, Italy
  • 1963 Pro Finlandia
  • 1967 Grand Prix, Montreal International and Universal Exposition
    1970 Finland State and Helsinki City art prices
  • 1972 Illum art and design price
  • 1977 The title of Professor
  • 1982 Prins Eugen medal
  • Birger Kaipiainen street and Birger Kaipiainen yard in Helsinki Arabianranta