Leonhard Lapin

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Leonhard Lapin has graduated Estonian Academy of Arts as an architect, works as a professor in the Estonian Academy of Arts , is also the professor of Fine Arts in the University of Tartu, lecturer and member of the school board at Helsinki artschool , visiting professor to the departement of architecture in Helsinki University of Techology.

He is a member of Estonian Artists’ Association since 1977 and Union of Estonian Architects since 1981.

Leonhard Lapin has had many personal exhibitions of paintings, graphics and architecture.

Under the pseudonym Albert Trapeez, he has published poetry „Kaunimad laulud“; written a book „Tühjus. Void“ on sunjata. As well „Tühjus ja Ruum II. Void and Space II“.

He has also worked out a whole course about composition – „Tühjus ja ruum“.

The first estonian buddhist monastery project has also been made by Lapin.

It was ordered in 1984 during the soviet era, by the Estonian Buddhist Brotherhood, with whom he was in close contact.




Graduated Estonian Art University

Leo Lapin has been active in fine art, art theory and architecture as well as in literature. He is considered one of Estonia's leading artists. Currently professor of architecture at Estonian Art University.

He has taught at the Faculty of Architecture of the Helsinki University of Technology and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.

He is a member of Estonian Artists’ Association since 1977 and Union of Estonian Architects since 1981.Leonhard Lapin has had many personal exhibitions of paintings, graphics and architecture in Europe

Under the pseudonym Albert Trapeez, he has published poetry „Kaunimad laulud (The Most Beautiful Songs)“; written a book „Tühjus. Void“ on sunjata, as well „Void and Space II“.

He has worked out a whole course about composition for students – „Void and Space“ (Tühjus ja ruum). The Signs and Void exhibition features his major works – paintings, sculptures and graphics from the 1960s to the present day.

He is an author of the first Estonian Buddhist monastery project, which was ordered in 1984 during the soviet era by the Estonian Buddhist Brotherhood, with whom he was in close contact.