Born in 1929. Professional training Janis Rozentals Art School of Riga

(1949 I 952), Latvian Academy of Arts, Painting Department (1962 1958) under the supervision of Prof. E. Kalnins.
Has been contributing to exhibitions since 1956. Member of Latvian Artists' Union since 1961. Member of Association "B 13" since 1993.
Had several solo shows: in Dole in 1982 (with I. Vecozols); at Naukseni in 1986; in Riga in 1989; in Valmiera and Cesis in 1989 (with S. Ozolina); in Munich in 1993 (with I. Vecozols), Osnabruk (1995). Has participated in group exhibitions in Latvia, Lithuania, Moscow, Germany, Japan, USA, Canada, France and many other places.
His works are to be found in the collections of Latvia's Ministry of Culture and Latvian Artists' Union, Ministry of Culture of Russia and Russian Art Fund, Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow, Wagner Gallery in Munich, as well as in the galleries and private collections of many countries.
Has received various awards for his creations. Currently professor at the Latvian Academy of Arts.

" I am fond of harmony in life, which has become a major theme in my art."

  Still Life with White Jugs. 1993. Oil on canvas. 50 x 55

  Haymaking. 1970. Oil on canvas. 80 x 60

  Still Life with Black Radish. 1981. Oil on canvas. 58 x 60

  Still Life .1994. Oil on canvas. 40 x 53

  Still Life with a Sole. 1990. Oil on canvas. 40 x 50

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