The private portrait of Jorma Ollila was commissioned in tandem with the official Nokia portrait as gift for the honoree for his private art collection. It is still customary in many countries in Europe to commission an official and unofficial portrait for departing Chairmen and CEO’s. This portrait now hangs in Mr. Ollila’s private estate in the Finnish countryside, alongside his wife’s portrait which was painted separately as an earlier commission by a Finnish artist.
The extensive private art collection includes many fine works and antiques including oil paintings and pastels by Albert Edelfelt, several works by the contemporary Finnish artist Osmo Rauhala and an entire room of historic maps which are a personal passion of Mr Ollila’s. The home was renovated from its historic origins as the Trench Manor House, an architectural treasure designed by Florentin Granholm from 1807 which is flanked by a lake and beach along with the large manor stables and gardens which are home to various livestock and the beloved pack of hunting dogs that the chairman takes on expeditions.
The renovations have modernized the manor and accompanying guest house which discreetly provide all the contemporary comforts while keeping the style and historic character intact. The resulting effect is a delightful mix of old and new that exhibits the vibrant personalities and broad interests of the Ollila family.
- Size: 31 x 23 inches
- Medium: Oil on Linen