Mauri Favén

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Mauri Favén
Mauri Favén in 1963.
Born (1920-08-26)26 August 1920
Died 23 February 2006(2006-02-23) (aged 85)
Nationality Finnish
Alma mater Free Arts School of Finland
Awards Pro Finlandia

Professor Mauri Oskari Favén (born 26 August 1920 in Tampere – 23 February 2006 in Helsinki) was a Finnish painter. His uncle was the painter Antti Favén and his grandfather's brother was the painter Aukusti Uotila.


In the 1940s, Favén studied in the Free Arts School of Finland and in the Finnish Academy of Arts. He made his debut as a painter in Helsinki in 1947, and this started his long career. Favén's works have been shown in numerous Finnish and foreign exhibitions, both private and group exhibitions.

In 1970, Favén received the Pro Finlandia prize, and in 1989 he was granted the title of Professor. Since 1986, he was on an artist's retirement, paid by the Finnish state.


Some of Favén's works are presented at the Kiasma, at the Arts Museum of Helsinki, and the Amos Anderson Art Museum. He also made many public works, which can be seen in churches, among other places.