Hanno Härm was born on 23 September 1952, in Tallinn. In the early 1970s, he settled in Viljandi, where he initially worked as an artist in the House of Culture, played in several bands, and designed posters for the town in his unique style. Hanno Härm did not have a formal art education, but the atmosphere at his home was conducive to artistic pursuits. His railway pictures and views of Lake Viljandi have gained the most popularity as an artist of Viljandi. His townscapes and landscapes have many similarities with the works of his mother, Lilian Härma, and father, Endel Härma. In his work, Hanno Härm has gone the furthest in pushing the boundaries of reality, reaching the limits of magical realism. The numerous townscapes of the 1990s had a safe and timeless feel against the backdrop of the vibrant and restless art scene of the time (Vallikivi, 2020).
KEYWORDS: metaphysical paintings, railway scenes