White-Tailed Sea-Eagles

Artist(s):Jussi Mäntynen Date:1968 (1954) Medium:bronze Dimensions:Unknown Collection:Turku City Art Collection Location:Turku School of Economics, Rehtorinpellonkatu 3

Erected in front of the Turku School of Economics in 1968 by the City of Turku and sculptor Jussi Mäntynen (1886–1978), White-Tailed Sea-Eagles exudes natural drama. The sculpture depicts white-tailed sea-eagles frozen in mid-air, quarrelling over a fish caught by one of the two birds of prey. The artist, who also worked as a taxidermist during his career, is known for realistic animal sculptures that exhibit species-typical behaviour and features. Mäntynen studied at the Central School of Applied Arts in the early 1900s and 1910s. He was granted the title of Professor in 1948.

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