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Lars Karl Johan Pettersson

art historian

Lars Karl Johan Pettersson, Finnish art historian. Recipient E.J. Nyströms prize Societas Scientiarum Fennica.

Background

Pettersson, Lars Karl Johan was born on August 12, 1918 in Ruovesi, Finland. Son of Johan Walfrid and Elin Alina (Kraftenberg) Pettersson.

Education

Master of Arts, University Helsinki, 1941, Doctor of Philosophy., 1951.

Career

Intendant, Museum Suomenlinna (Finland), 1944-1945, 49-51, History Department Archaeol. Committee, Finland, 1945-1949. Professor art history University Helsinki, 1951-1981.

Works

  • Author: Äänisniemen kirkollinen puuarkkitehtuuri, 1950. Die kirchliche Holzbaukunst auf der Halbinsel Zaoneze in Russisch-Karelien (diss.), 1950. Hämeen linna ja Hämeen keskiaikaiset kirkot (Hämeen historia I), 1955.

    Utajärven kirkko ja tapuli, 1962. Suomenlinna arkkitehtuurin muistomerkkinä, 1968. Hailuodon palanut puukirkko ja sen maalaukset, 1971.

    Haapaveden kirkot (Haapaveden kirja), 1973. Kaksikymmentäneljäkulmaisen ristikirkon syntyongelmia, 1978. Kyrkor och klockstarlar i svenska Österbotten (Soenska Österbottens historia V), 1985, Temprum Saloense, 1987.

Membership

Member restoration committee Turku Castle, 1949-1961. Member restoration committee Hämeenlinna Castle, 1956-1987, chairman 1971-1987. Member restoration committee Olavinlinna Castle, 1961-1975.

Member Finland State Fine Arts Committee, 1953-1956, chairman, 1955-1956. Served to lieutenant, Finnish Army, 1940-1945. Member Ehrensvärd-Association (secretary 1945-1952.

Connections

Married Helvi Hokkanen, 1941. Children: Eero, Marjatta Pettersson Nielsen.

father:
Johan Walfrid Pettersson

mother:
Elin Alina (Kraftenberg) Pettersson

spouse:
Helvi Hokkanen

children:
Eero Pettersson

Marjatta Pettersson Nielsen Pettersson