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Juhan Muks: 23 cool facts

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By Gwylym Owen

Juhan Jaagu Muks (7 July 1899 – 23 November 1983) was an Estonian artiste and painter.

Juhan Muks was born in Tuhalaane, Viljandi County, Estonia. He acquired a cutting edge education abroad previously returning to his original Estonia and later his fellow countrymen Adamson-Eric, Eduard Wiiralt, Lydia Mei, Kristjan Teder, Eduard Ole, and Felix Randel in popularizing the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) art endeavor throughout Estonia in the 1920s. The intervention also initiated the tradition of art exhibitions throughout the country. Muks is best known for his paintings of rural Estonian landscapes.

Muks is a previous winner of The Estonian Artists’ Association Konrad Mägi Award; A medal and a cash honor that are unconditional yearly to an player whose art piece, series of pieces or exhibition has “enriched Estonian painting”.

Muks died on November 23, 1983 in Viljandi and was buried in the Viljandi Metsakalmistu cemetery.

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