PORTRAIT COLLECTION - UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
30th of November 2022 the portrait of Professor Serimaa was unveiled at the University of Helsinki. Her portrait will be placed in the Physics department and it will join the biggest portrait collection in Finland.
Ritva Serimaa (September 20, 1957, Hamina – April 12, 2016, Hamina) was a Finnish physicist and professor, the first female professor of physics at the University of Helsinki. She gained her master's degree in 1982 and defended her doctoral thesis in 1990, becoming a docent of the University of Helsinki in 1992.
The smaller portrait was painted for her husband and given to him at the unveiling event.
Watch a video from the unveiling event of the portrait of Professor Ritva Serimaa.
Following acrylic paintings have been created by Laura Peltonen between 2018 and 2021. These traditional portraits aim to follow the form and colors as represented.