Andrejevs Konstantins

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Konstantins Andrejevs (1914-1981)

Konstantin Andrejevs (November 7, 1914 in Vologda province - August 21, 1981 in Riga) - artist.

In the 1930s, he collaborated with Leningrad publishing houses and, focusing on graphics, designed technical literature. Since 1936, K. Andrejevs held the position of head of the graphic works office of the Aviation School. After the end of the Second World War, this school was moved to Riga and here Konstantin Andreyev's dream of getting an artistic education came true. He entered the Academy of Arts of Latvia, where he learned the art of painting in the studio of the well-known artist Professor J. Tilbergs. The skills of his previous work allowed him, already a mature person, to successfully acquire academic knowledge and in 1951 to graduate from the Academy of Arts with the diploma thesis "Rationalizer". In the 1950s, the artist illustrated books for children and young people at the State Publishing House of Latvia (Z. Delle "Show me the world" 1957, V. Spiridonova "Tīrumā ceļi gāja" ("Пролегли в поле дороги") 1960 and others).

The artist painted his first important works of art in the mid-1950s. His paintings, along with those of other Latvian artists, were exhibited in republican exhibitions.

The focus of the artist's work was always on people and their work. In works of art "To the native shore" («К родному берегу»), 1964.; "Masters of the sea" («Хозяева моря»), 1968.; "Builders assemblers" («Строители-монтажники»), 1971 and many others, he depicted the constructive work of a person, the understanding of each person about the importance of his role in social life. This was the general trend of Soviet art at that time. But besides that, the artist also painted portraits ("Locksmith Imants" ("Слесарь Имант"), "Girlfriends" ("Подруги") (both paintings - 1959). However, the genre of portraits, despite the fact that he had graduated portrait painting workshop, occupied a not very important place in his oeuvre.

When painting, K. Andrejevs used not only oil paint technique, but also tempera. In his work, he often turned to graphic works as well.