Erik Westzynthius the Elder

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Erik Westzynthius the Elder (1711–1757 Dublin) was a Finnish painter.

Westzynthius was a religious-themed painter for church commissions, primarily active between 1730-1749. He painted some works for the Raahe church in 1746, the Alavieska church, and altarpieces for churches in Paavola, Paltamo, and Pielavesi, which are now in the National Museum of Finland. His son Erik Westzynthius the Younger also became a painter.


  • Five board without components: Crucified-themed flat-topic and origin analysis Galleniuksen and Lars Erik Westzynthius, by Kainulainen, Sari, 1993