Lauva Janis

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Janis Lauva (1906-1986)

Janis Lauva in 1934 graduated figurative painting workshop of Arts Academy of Latvia with diploma work "at work" (under the direction of G.Elias).

Artist worked as a teacher in Skrunda (since 1938) at the Art School of Kuldiga (1945 - 52) and the Liepaja Secondary School of Applied Arts (1952 - 68).

In exhibitions J. Lauva participated since 1936.

Solo exhibitions organized in Liepaja (1956, 1967, together with K.Leinieks and M. Zavitskis, 1976, 1977, 1982), Riga (1966), Skrunda (1976, 1982), Aizpute (1977), Nice (1980), Kuldiga (1982), a commemorative exhibition in Liepaja (1987).

He was a member of Artist's Union of Latvia since 1959 and a board member of the organizing committee of Artists Union of Liepaja.

Used literature

“Māksla un arhitektūra biogrāfijās” Atb. red. A. Vilsons – Rīga, 1996 – 2.sēj.