M e m o r i a l   d e d i c a t e d   t o   S a m i   ( S a m i a r t o )   S u o m a l a i n e n
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[ The Three Watching ]
Photo of Sami (Samiarto) Suomalainen © CM Läspä

Sami (Samiarto) Suomalainen
1941-2019

PHOTO: CM Läspä
999 Art Direction, Toronto, Canada

[ Requiesce in Pace ]

In September 2019 Sami (Samiarto) Suomalainen, suddenly and unexpectedly, passed away--grieving the loss of his wife just a few months before.

The World lost a talented Fine Artist, a Portrait Painter, a Book Illustrator, and an Advertising Illustrator who created with wonderful free sense of Originality. Most regrettably, I also lost a long-time friend I've worked with for over 30+ years, and a dear client.

In memory of Sami, I have taken it upon myself to keep some of his artistic light alive by continuing to host his website as a memory of his work to those who knew him.

Naturally, some of the text within it has been changed to reflect the current situation, but in essence, this was the last website I created for my client and friend. It was revised in January 2019 to coincide with two gallery showings he was having.

-Christopher Läspä
Creative Director / Principal
999 Art Direction
Toronto, Canada

[ CLICK HERE to visit Samiarto's website ]

If you knew Sami, please register* to attend the
Memorial Service for Artist Sami Suomalainen.

UPDATE:
The Memorial Service originally planned to take place in
March 2020 has
been postponed
until June 2020.
When further details are available,
they will be posted here.


Agricola Church
25 Old York Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario

After the service refreshments will be served.

* Please register your attendance by leaving
your name to the Agricola voicemail at:
(416) 489-7600