Ado Vabbe

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Ado Vabbe
Konrad Mägi. Ado Vabbe portree. 1918.jpg
Konrad Mägi. Portrait of Ado Vabbe. 1918
Born(1892-03-19)19 March 1892
Died20 April 1961(1961-04-20) (aged 69)

Ado Vabbe (19 March 1892 – 20 April 1961) was an Estonian painter, graphics artist, and teacher.

Ado Vabbe is known for bringing abstraction back home to Estonia after being educated in the Anton Ažbe art school in Munich from 1911 to 1913. Active as an artist, he became better known as an art teacher and was a strong influence on many modern Estonian artists. His Paraphrases are considered an important turning point in the history of Estonian art.[1]

Vabbe died in Tartu.


  1. ^ Ado Vabbe discussed by Eda Sepp in Estonian Non-conformist art from the Soviet occupation in 1944 to Perestroika, Chapter 2 in Art of the Baltics: The Struggle for Freedom of Artistic Expression under the Soviets, 1945-1991, edited by Jane Voorhees, Alla Rosenfeld and Norton T. Dodge, exhibition catalog Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2001/2002, ISBN 978-0813530420