Petros Sasaki - Master from Japan


Vesa Takala

Year 2019 is the 80th anniversary of the birth and the 20th anniversary of the death of the icon painter Petros Sasaki (1939-1999). RIISA in honor of this Japanese-born master presents the artist's production and skill in a versatile manner.

Petros Sasaki is the most significant icon painter in Finland. He educated an entire generation of icon painters especially in Kuopio and Oulu regions. His icons can be found in churhces, chapels and private houses around Finland.

Sasaki's work and skills are not limited to icon painting. His handprint can be seen, for example, in graphic desing, logos, gonfalons and book illustrations.