Kauko Vainikainen

1933 Finland

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Kauko Vainikainen was already very handy as a boy. Later in life he began to carve wooden sculptures of animals. Most of them are of...

Kauko Vainikainen was already very handy as a boy. Later in life he began to carve wooden sculptures of animals. Most of them are of a small scale, but there are also a few big wooden bears around his house in Piikiƶ. His work is very refined, very naturalistic, and instead of paint he uses varnish to finish the surface.
Vainikainen worked as a decorator and car painter. As a hobby he also wrote contributions to newspapers.