Inkeri-seura (Association of Ingrian Finns) was founded by the community of Ingrian Finns, who lived in Finland before World War II. The society had existed up to the beginning of the 1990s, but due to a decrease of the number of its members it was officially closed. In 2008 the society was re-established by Ingrian Finns who had migrated to Finland in the 1990s. The society (it's new name Association of Ingrian Finns of Helsinki region) is the member of SuomenInkeri-Liitto (Ingrian Finns Organisation of Finland). InkerinViesti is a printing press magazine of the society.



Seniors made ??the trip Athenaeum, Museum of Fine Arts and became acquainted with Eero Jrnefelt production in April.

Eero Erik Nikolai Jrnefelt(8 November 1863 15 November 1937) was aFinnishrealistpainter.

Jrnefelt was born inViipuri,Finland. His fatherAugust Aleksander Jrnefeltwas an officer in theRussianarmy and his mother wasElisabeth Jrnefelt(neClodt von Jrgensburg). He studied at theSt. Petersburgart academy between 1883 and 1885, the same school at whichAlbert Edelfelthad studied. Eero Jrnefelt's sister Aino Jrnefelt married composerJean Sibeliusin 1892,

Eero Jrnefelt's sisters and brothers wereKasper,Arvid,AinoEllida, Ellen,Armas, Hilja and Sigrid.

He went to study inParisin 1886, where he became friends withAkseli Gallen-Kallela,Emil WikstrmandLouis Sparre. He was inspired by theplein-airandnaturalisticpaintings ofJules Bastien-Lepage

On a trip toKeuruuin 1889, he metactressSaimi Swan. They were married in 1890.

His most famous painting is probablyThe Wage Slaves(Raatajat rahanalaisetorKaski, from 1893,External link), depictingslash-and-burnagriculture.

Eero Jrnefelt was especially inspired by nature in the Koli area, nowadaysKoli National Park. Together with A.W. Finch and Ilmari Aalto, he painted a large scene of Koli in 1911. It can be seen in the restaurant ofHelsinkirailway station.

Jrnefelt died in Helsinki.

Contact details:

Helsingin seudun Inkeri-seura ry
Karjalankatu 1
00690 Helsinki