Born in 1933. Professional training - Janis Rozentals Art School of Riga (1949 - 1954), Latvian Academy of Arts, Painting Department (1954 - 1960) - under the supervision of prof. E. Kalnins. Has been contributing to exhibitions since 1958. Member of Latvian Artists' Union since 1962, Member of Association "B - 13" since 1993.

Has had more than ten solo shows in Latvia and abroad. Has participated regularly in group exhibitions in Riga, Vilnius, Moscow, St. Petersburg, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Kaunas, Switzerland, Belgium, India, England, Finland and elsewhere.

His works are to be found in the collections of the State Art Museum and Latvian Artists' Union, Kaunas Art Museum, Tukums Art Museum, Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow and Ministry of Culture of Russia, as well as in many private collections in Latvia and abroad.

Currently professor at the Latvian Academy of Arts, supervisor of a Master Studio.

"Painting is full of mysteries, and they reveal themselves only before talent, work and love. The artist sacrifices himself, but God names his creation "a fruit of love" and gives it a place under the stars. Remarkable and cruel simultaneously, but fair."

Bible . 1992. oil on canvas 80x67

Pumpkin . 1994. oil on canvas 90x80

Table . 1996. oil on canvas 63x78

Still Life with a Black Bottle . 1990. oil on canvas 68x75

Winter . 1997. oil on canvas 86x76

Still Life . 1993. oil on canvas 65x78

A Kitchen Table . 1994. oil on canvas 80X90

Hoarfrost . 1997. oil on canvas 45x53

Still Life with Pumpkin .1994. oil on canvas 63x78

Window of Winter . 1993. oil on canvas 65x78

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