Finnish sculptor Kain Tapper has died at the age of 74. He was one of the country's most significant ambassadors of visual arts.
Tapper drew inspiration from Finland's multi-faceted nature, natural phenomena, and the changing of the seasons.
His works combined elements of traditional handicrafts with international modernism, and was particularly fond of working with stone.
The artist participated in more than 130 exhibitions around the world, more than 40 of which were solo shows. He’s also created numerous public works, including sculptures in front of the Finnish National Opera House in Helsinki.
Tapper died late Monday night at his home in Helsinki. His new exhibition was scheduled to open on Thursday.