Artgallery – Taidesalonki
Konstsalongen art gallery was founded by Leonard Bäcksbacka in 1915. From the start on the main line of activity was to exhibit works of contemporary artists and this has now continued for over 100 years. The exhibitions change every three weeks during the season. About once a year a retrospective or memorial exhibition can be arranged.
In addition to the exhibitions of contemporary art the gallery also sells, to a certain extent, older works of art and antiquities. This enables the gallery to offer the exhibiting artists favorable terms. As the result of the gallery´s activities an extensive collection of Finnish art has been donated to the Helsinki City Art Museum – the Katarina and Leonard Bäcksbacka Collection. It includes artists and artworks that have been of central importance and reflect the activity of the gallery. The exhibiting artists today include both debutants and older renowned artists.