Edgars Vinters (1919-2014)
As a ten-year-old boy he met with the popular pastelist Voldemārs Irbe, who detected the boy’s talent, taught him the basics of pastel painting and opened his eyes for the beauty of nature in the alleged minor details.
A porcelain factory engaged him to paint a series of porcelain plates for president Kārlis Ulmanis.
After he had taken his high-school-diploma, he joined the Latvian Art Academy and until 1944. uring the Soviet period, his exhibitions were confined to Riga and other cities of the Latvian Socialist Soviet Republic. After the liberation of Latvia in 1991 his art increasingly found attention and appreciation. Periodically exhibitions were organized in Latvia, later beginning in 1993 in UK and the USA and from 2006 in Germany. Increasingly his works are presented by the art trade worldwide. During a state visit by Turkish President Abdullah Gül on April 2, 2013 in Latvia, the Latvian President Andris Bērziņš presented to the Turkish presidential couple as a gift a painting of Edgars Vinters. 2009 Edgars Vinters in recognition of his lifetime achievement was awarded the Order of the Three Stars by President Valdis Zatlers
He demonstrated great talent as a draughtsman from an early age, and developed his painting style at the Latvian Academy of Arts (1940-1944).
Edgar Vintera exhibitions of classical art gallery Antonia:
08.04.2011. Edgar Vintera solo exhibition "Retrospective".
12.11.2014. Edgar Vintera memorial exhibition "Nature tonality"
E. Vintera works exhibited in several different classic art gallery "Antonia" organized thematic exhibitions.