Created by: Heikki Konttinen, 1910-1988
Item: Veljmies Statue, 1959
Location: Kauppatori (marketplace)
The Veljmies statue is the sculptor Heikki Konttinen’s bronze sculpture dating from 1959. It is located on the Kuopio marketplace, on the eastern end of the mall, surrounded by a shower pad.
Konttinen won the Kuopio Private Entrepreneurs’ Invitational Competition, which was organized in 1957, based on which the statue was executed. It was a gift for entrepreneurs to a 175-year-old city of Kuopio.