Art > Painting > Rein Kelpman
Rein Kelpman (b. 1960) is a self-taught painter, having worked as an artist at an advertising agency right after graduating high school (1979–1987). Kelpman’s artworks were first exhibited in 1986 at Tallinn Art Hall gallery. He became a member of Estonian Artists’ Association the same year. Kelpman won Estonian Culture Fund’s annual award in 1993 and Cultural Endowment of Estonia’s annual award in 1995. The artist’s cubist paintings easily recognizable by their soft lines are dream-like, enigmatic and always seem to be telling a story.