Aapo Pukk


I was born on October 3, 1962 in Tartu. My mother Laine Pukk (born 1935) was a teacher at Tartu Children’s Art School for over 30 years. His father, Aleksander Suuman (1927-2003), was a painter and poet. I received a very important basic education from Tartu Children’s Art School. This was followed by the Estonian National Institute of Art (Estonian Academy of Arts) 1980-1986, where I studied graphics. I have been a member of the American Portrait Association (PSOA) since 1999 and a Signature Member since 2017. I have been a member of the Estonian Artists’ Union since 2011. I have been teaching at the Estonian Academy of Arts as a contract lecturer since 2012. I teach art and develop methodologies. Over the last 10 years, I have given over 120 courses. I love painting flowers and landscapes as much as portraits.

Phone : +372 503 1750

I have been awarded over 50 international awards and recognitions:

First Honors Award PSOA 2007.

Grand Prize Award International Artist Magazine 2010/2011.

First place PSOA Members only 2012.

Honorable Mention Art Renewal Center 2003.

Premio Internationale Lorenzo Il Magni co Florence Biennale 2011.

The title of the best lecturer of the Estonian Academy of Arts in the 2014/2015 academic year.


I have had almost 100 solo exhibitions and I have participated in more than 100 different group exhibitions.

Some of them:

Europastello 2003, St.Petersburg, Russia, Italy.

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, 2004, 2005.

Florence Biennale 2011.