Sophie Taxell (1911-1996)

A twentieth century Finnish painter, born Saimi Mykrä  studied at the then newly founded Free Art School in Helsinki from 1944 to 1948, exhibiting publicly in the city for the first time in 1950. Although little is known biographically, she was a member of the Group of Ten painters and the National Association of Professional Artists in Finland. In the early 1970s she moved to the United States with her husband the typographer Christopher Taxell, adopting the name Sophie and holding exhibitions in Virginia, Maryland, Florida and Washington DC. Her work is held in the National Gallery of Finland and the collection of the Washington D.C. Public Library.

Sophie Taxell (1911-1996)

Blue Abstract, 1954