Born in 1944. Professional training: Janis Rozentals Art School of Riga (1955 - 1962), Painting Department of the Latvian Academy of Arts (1963 - 1969) under the supervision of professor E. Kalnins.
Contributor to exhibitions since 1969. A member of the Artists' Union of Latvia as of 1975. A member of the B - 13 Association (1993 - 1998) since 1993.
The painter has had several personal exhibitions in Latvia, St. Petersburg (1987) and Paris (1993), as well as group exhibitions in Riga, Moscow, New York, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Helsinki, Berlin, Vilnius, Tokyo, Tallinn, London, and Warsaw.
His works are to be found in the collections of the State Art Museum and Artists' Union of Latvia, Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Ministry of Culture of Russia, as well as in private collections in Latvia, Russia, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Canada, the United States, Japan, France, Finland, Estonia, and Great Britain.
Currently he holds a professorship at the Latvian Academy of Arts.

"Color and the world reveal themselves also in a butterfly's wing, a stalk of grass, a bird's fly and a glance."

  Ruddy Evening at Wing Tips. 1994. Oil on canvas.
81 x 100 cm

  Rococo. 1994. Oil on canvas. 50 x 61,5 cm

  Self-portrait. 1993. Oil on canvas. 33 x 27 cm

  A Girl with Parrot. Oil on canvas. 54 x 46 cm

  Night. 1994. Oil on canvas. 22 x 16 cm

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