Ernst Kollom (1908 – 1974)

Ernst Kollom was born in Põlva in 1908. He studied from 1927 to 1931 at the Pallas Higher Art School. One of his teachers was the famous Estonian painter Triika.
Until 1940, he worked as a freelance artist, selling his paintings to local newspapers and in the market. But in 1941 he was evacuated from Estonia to Yaroslavl. In the period from 1943 to 1945 he studied at the Moscow Art Institute. Pavlinov.
After the war, he worked in many Soviet editorial offices until 1956, after which he returned to a free trade. Ernst Kollom is considered one of the most hardworking Estonian graphic artists. In addition, he was engaged in woodcuts and free graphics, preferring the urban motif. Participated in many exhibitions, including St. George’s Night.
The best paintings by Estonian artists are presented in the Rios Art Gallery.