Vilumainis Julijs

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(1909.25.IV – 1981.15.VIII)

Julijs Vilumainis learned in Riga city school of crafts (evening class, 1925 – 26).
He graduated Landscape studio of Latvia Art academy (1935).

Artist took part in exhibitions of society “Zaļā zeme” (since 1933), society of Mukusala artists (since 1935), Culture Foundation (1935/36, 1937/38), and he regulary took part in soviet art exhibitions.
Personal exhibitions were organized in Riga (1942, 1973, 1984), Jurmala (1977).

J. Vilumainis was laureate of Culture Foundation (1944). In 1979 he became a rich of merits employee of art in Latvia Republic of Soviet Union.
He was a member of Artists Union (since 1946).

Artist was one of L. Liberts and P. Rozlapa stage design performers in Latvia National Opera (1935 – 37). He worked as a drawing teacher in Rezekne (1937 – 38), Riga (1938 – 44).
J. Vilumainis was a director of Kuldiga school of applied arts (1945), a pedagogue of Riga school of applied arts (1945 – 46, 1949 – 53) and J. Rozentals Riga school of art (1953 – 69). He also was a director of Latvia Art academy school of art (1946 – 47). Artist worked in combine “Māksla” (1953 - 69).

His works are found in private collections and museums in Russia, Japan, Austria, Switzerland, USA, Germany, Czech, Poland, France, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania etc.

Information was found in “Māksla un arhitektūra biogrāfijās” atb. red. A. Vanaga – Rīga, 2003 – 4. sēj.