Born on March 28, 1892 in Annenieki
district (Latvia), died on July 30, 1958 in London. Painter. Studies
at the Riga City Art School (1909 or 1911-1915), Art School in Penza
(1915-1916). Member of the Green Flower artists' group (1914-1915),
Riga Artists' Group (1920-1924), Sadarbs artists' society (1924-1925),
and Mukusala group (1934-1938). Teacher at his private art studio
in Riga (1919-1923); head of the portrait painting class (1925-1932)
and the nude painting (1932-1944) at the Latvian Academy of Arts.
Widely known for his portraits (mostly female images), still-lifes
and made large-size charcoal drawings on canvas.
|Anna. 1930s. Oil on canvas.|