Biruta Baumane (1922-2017)
Born in Kalnamuizha in Tervetes school, in the teachers family. Since 1941, she studied at the Latvian State Academy of Arts, where she graduated painting department in 1948. In 1951 married with sculptor Karlis Baumanis. Daughter Laine Kainaze also is an artist. Since 1959, member of the Union of Artists, Biruta repeatedly was a manager of the union. In 1986 she became the honored worker of arts of the Latvian SSR. She has been involved in television and radio programs, movies, and has published articles in periodicals. In 1976 she received a diploma of the Union of Latvian SSR for the best creative work.
One of the most important Latvian artists of her generation, who has worked in all genres of painting. The works stand out the stable composition, a strong drawing, the characteristic color of the Latvian landscape and mentality of people. Her paintings are in many national museums around the world, as well as in private collections.
The first solo exhibition was held in 1956. Meaningful solo exhibitions were held in Riga (1966, 1976, 1985), Liepaja (1967), Moscow (1968, 1984).