Kristjan Raud

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Kristjan Raud on an Estonian 1 kroon banknote.

Kristjan Raud (properly Kristian Raud; 22 October [O.S. 10 October] 1865 in Kirikuküla, Viru-Jaagupi Parish – 19 May 1943 in Tallinn) was an Estonian painter and draughtsman, associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting..

His parents were Jaan Raud and Henriette Loviisa Raud. Kristian had a twin brother (Paulus; Paul Raud) who was born on 23 October and would become a painter as well.

He is most famous for his pencil and carbon drawings, having also illustrated the Estonian national epic Kalevipoeg.

Raud is buried at the Rahumäe cemetery in Tallinn.[1]

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