Oto Pladers (1897.8.III – 1970.2.V)
Oto Pladers learned in Riga city school of art (1913 – 15).
He was called into the army in 1916 and continued studies after the war in Latvia Art academy under the guidance of J. R. Tillbergs (1921 – 25) and V. Purvitis (1926 – 29), but he didn’t graduate academy.
O. Pladers worked as a teacher in school of Dubulti and later in Tartu school of art “Pallas” (1925 – 26). He worked as a stage designer in National Opera (1936), as a restorer in City art museum (1938).
After the Second World War artist was a pedagogue in J. Rozentals Riga School of art.
He was a member of Independent artists society (1923 – 40), and took part in its exhibitions since 1923.
Artist set out on a creative journey to Paris in 1930.
Self-exhibitions were made in Riga (1930, 1932, 1967).
„Māksla un arhitektūra biogrāfijās”, 2. part., - R.: „Latvijas enciklopēdija”, 1996.- G. Tidomane, 181.page.