Germanis Juris

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Juris Germanis (1941)

The artist has always had a tendency to catch the most significant features when working in portrate or landscape genre, using oil or pastel. He is an absolute realist for who the harmony of colours tonality, perfect composition and drawing have high significance. His art is based on these three principles, which he mastered under the quidance of the legendary artists Arnold Grikis at J. Rosental’s Art School and later at the Latvian Art Academy under the leadership of Arijs SkrideKonrads UbansIndulis ZarinsEduards KalninsJuris Germanis has been true to these principles all his life.

The artist was born on June 16, 1941 in Riga.1960 – 1966 he studies at the Latvian Art Academy. Since 1975 he is a member of the Latvian Arts Union.

In 1998 he received the title of Master of Arts. Since 1967 he participates in exhibitions.

One – man shows in Riga in 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2010.
Exhibitions abroad in Stockholm, Krakow, Moscow, Vilnius, Kaunas, St Petersburg, Vitebsk.

Paintings by Juris Germanis are to be found at the Riga History and Navigation Museum, the Latvian National Museum of Art, LMS Museum, in private collections in Latvia, the USA, Australia, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Germany and others.