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50 Markkaa 1991. Litt. A, Finland

in Krause book Number: 118
Years of issue: 1991
Edition: 100 800 000
Signatures: Holkeri Harri (1978 – 1997), Koivikko Pentti
Serie: Famous personalities
Specimen of: 1986
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 142 х 69
Printer: Bank of Finland Security Printing House, Setelipaino Sedeltryckeriet, Vantaa

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50 Markkaa 1991. Litt. A

Description

Watermark:

watermark

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto.

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50 Markkaa 1991. Litt. A

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (3 February 1898 - 11 May 1976) was a Finnish architect and designer, as well as a sculptor and painter. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware. Aalto's early career runs in parallel with the rapid economic growth and industrialization of Finland during the first half of the twentieth century and many of his clients were industrialists; among these were the Ahlström-Gullichsen family.

The span of his career, from the 1920s to the 1970s, is reflected in the styles of his work, ranging from Nordic Classicism of the early work, to a rational International Style Modernism during the 1930s to a more organic modernist style from the 1940s onwards. His furniture designs were considered Scandinavian Modern. What is typical for his entire career, however, is a concern for design as a "Gesamtkunstwerk", a total work of art; whereby he - together with his first wife Aino Aalto - would design not just the building, but give special treatments to the interior surfaces and design furniture, lamps, and furnishings and glassware. The Alvar Aalto Museum, designed by Aalto himself, is located in what is regarded as his home city Jyväskylä.

Above denomination in words are 4 circles for visually impaired.

Denomination is centered, in numeral in lower left corner.

Revers:

50 Markkaa 1991. Litt. A

Finlandia Hall

The Finlandia Hall is a congress and event venue in the centre of Helsinki on the Töölönlahti Bay. The building, which was designed by architect Alvar Aalto, was completed in 1971. Every detail in the building is designed by Aalto. The designs were completed in 1962, with building taking place between 1967-1971. The Congress Wing was designed in 1970 and built in 1973-1975. In 2011, the building was expanded with new exhibition and meeting facilities.

The building stays on the shore of Töölönlahti Bay.

The park around the Töölö Bay begins in the heart of Helsinki and there's a popular walking path circling the bay. The Winter Garden, boasting hundreds of plants, is located at the north end of the bay. Wooden villas along the shores are a reminder of Helsinki's history. The Töölö Bay is a treasure especially for bird watchers. Finlandia Park is a new oasis for culture and city events that is being developed along the southern shoreline.

On top is incomplete finish coat of arms.

The Lion is an ancient Scandinavian symbol of authority and power, the symbol of chivalry (hand) and saber - involvement in the general culture of Christian Europe in the fight against the Muslims.

Denomination in numeral is in top right corner, in numeral and words lower, centered.

Comments:

Obverse designer: Torsten Ekstrom.

Reverse designer: Erik Bruun (born in 1926 in Viipuri (Vyborg)) - Finnish graphic designer.