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Murnieks Laimdots

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Laimdots Murnieks (1922-2011) 

Painter

Laimdots Murnieks studied at Cesis and Jelgava teachers’ institutes (1938 – 44). He graduated from the Painting Department of the Latvian Art Academy (1953, diploma work “Winged helper”, under the guidance of V. Kozins).

He worked as a teacher in secondary schools of Valmiera and Priekuļi, in agricultural technical school (1944 – 46), and in the company “Māksla” as a design artist (1953 – 82).

L. Murnieks takes part in exhibitions since 1953.

Solo exhibitions:

Riga – 1960, 1964, 1972 (together with I. and G. Krollis);

Liepaja – 1964;

Vilnius – 1968;

Moscow – 1968;

Rostock – 1974;

Tokyo – 1978 (together with M. Chagall).

Artist worked in different painting genres and techniques – monumental painting, easel painting; he painted landscapes, still life’s, portraits. He uses oil, pastel and tempera.

Awards:

1967 – Awarding with diploma Artists union of USSR by paintings at International exhibition “The Sport at Art”

1969 – Laureate of painting at Baltic Republicanian triennial

1979 - was rich of merits employee of art in Latvia Republic of Soviet Union

1969 – Award with medal

Laimdots Murnieks exhibitions of classical art gallery Antonia:

2012.10.02. - memorial exhibition “A bit of sunshine in a cold water..."

2010.03.16. - solo exhibition "Laimdots Murnieks - 88"

2008.11.22. - solo exhibition "Laimdots Mūrnieks"

2008.02.21. - solo exhibition "Cherchez la famme"

L. Murnieks works exhibited in several different classic art gallery "Antonia" organized thematic exhibitions.

 

References:

Māksla un arhitektūra biogrāfijās”, 2. part., - R.: „Latvijas enciklopēdija”, 1996.- I Burane, 136.page.