Megnis Antons

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Anton Megnis (1907. 20. VII Aizpute – 1982. 1. V Riga – painter)


 He was born in peasant’s family.

1925 – 1930 – Professional education at the Liepaja’s school of art’s and craft’s.

1931 – 1940 – Graduating Latvian Art Academy, department of decorative painting with diploma work “The wail” by guidance J. Kuga.

Artist worked as a pedagogue in Kuldiga’s and Riga’s schools of Applied Arts, also at the combine “Maksla”.

He took part at the exhibitions since 1933.

The member of artist’s union since 1961.

 Solo exhibitions:

Riga, Jurmala (1967, together with R. Bēms, O. Jaunarājs, Dž. Skulme).

Riga, Kuldiga (1972, together with J. Megnis)

Riga (1975, 1978, 1979);

Jaunpils (1976);

Liepaja, Kuldiga (1977, together with I. Megnis);

Ogre (1980)

Memorial exhibition (1983)

Since 1950 he active took part at the social and artistically live (collective painting), more popular painting was a „Worker’s shooting in 1905 On 13 January at Riga” (together with J. Vilumainis and A. Melnars)

He worked at aquarelle technique and also with oil and was one from activists in organization aquarellist’s life. He painted mainly landscapes.



„Māksla un arhitektūra biogrāfijās”, 2. part., - R.: „Latvijas enciklopēdija”, 1996.- G. Tidomane,