Wiiralt, Eduard (Viiralt), Papers

Finding Aid



Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1936-1998
Abstract: Artist (graphic, paintings). Biographical data, map of cemetery plot, Paris (France), inventory of graphic art at Paris studio 1954, catalogs, articles, periodicals (2) "Tulimuld", clippings, poems by A. Rannit - dedicated to E. Wiiralt, correspondence in reference to Copyright Corporation, E. Wiiralt Postage stamp, postcards (art), reproductions
Quantity: 5 ln in
Language: Estonian, English, Swedish, German, French
Collection ID: IHRC3676


Collection transferred to the IHRC from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A. (EAU) in 2003-2005. It was processed as part of a collaborative project between the Estonian Archives in the USA (Lakewood, NJ), the National Archives of Estonia (NAE), and the IHRC in March 2009. Gristel Ramler and Birgit Nurme of the National Archives in Tallin, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.


20.03.1898 - 08.01.1954 Born in Petersburg province, Russia. Family moved to Estonia in 1909. Participated in the Estonian War of Independence. Artist (graphic mostly, paintings). Studied in Tartu and Dresden (Germany). Lived in Paris (France) 1925-1939 and 1946-1954


Collection is organized into 11 folders: 1. Biographical data (clippings) 2. Map of cemetery plot at Pere-Lachaise, Paris (France), newspaper clippings 3. Inventory of graphic art by Wiiralt at Paris studio in 1954 with a note by Olga Berendsen 4. Catalogs, programmes of exhibitions, an article about memorial exhibition in Paris in 1984 by Aarne Vahtra 5. Clippings, copies of articles from newspaper and magazines, periodicals "Tulimuld" 1951 (6), 1954 (1) 6. Newspaper clippings and copies of articles 7. Poems by A. Rannit, dedicated to E. Wiiralt (clippings, copies) 8. E. Wiiralt Copyright Corporation (E. Wiiralti Ühing) - correspondence, minutes and copies of official documents 1953-1957 (separated from Dr. E. Leetaru collection) 9. E. Wiiralt postage stamps and envelope 1998 10. Postcards published by Estonian Arts Centre, Toronto, Ontario (6) 11. Reproductions


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The Wiiralt, Eduard (Viiralt) Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota


Art collection in Tartu Art Museum in Estonia; Personal collection in Estonian Art Museum: 7.3-69