Zarins Indulis

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Indulis Zarins (1929.18.VI Riga – 1997.13.IV Riga) painter, art teacher, lector

          Indulis Zarins was unquestionably a most glittering personality in Latvian art, perfect master of tonal painting. Figurative painting is his key genre in which he works on subjects of historical and social importance.
          1941– 1947 with his family deported to RUSS, city Tomska, than lived at Narima, where he learned at secondary school (1945 -1946). 1946 – Lived at Sivtivicara, where Zarins worked as a decorator assistant at theater of Drama Komi ASSR, he was also an actor at marionette’s theater.
1947 – Family returned in Riga, where Zarins graduated J. Rozentala art’s school 1952. 1958 he graduated Latvia’s Art academy, under guidance of E. Kalnins, his diploma painting was “From work".

Artist was a teacher at Riga’s secondary Art school named by J. Rosenthal (1958 – 1962). Since 1962 Zarins was a senior teacher at painting department Latvia’s Art Academy, since 1967 docent, prorector since1972 and professor 1974. He was founder and achiever master class of monumental painting.
-         Member of artist union since 1960.
-         Took part in exhibitions from 1956.
-         Self exhibitions – Vilnius 1969, Riga 1979, 1984, 1989, 1991 (with J. Osis), 1994, 1996, Moscow 1979, 1982, 1986, Tallinn, Helsinki, Berlin (1980 ), Rostoc, Paris, West Berlin, (with M. Polis, A. Lutere 1981), Cyprus, Prague 1987, Sophia, Budapest,1988, Morocco, Austria 1988.
-         Family exhibitions – Valmiera (Latvia) 1984., Casablanca, Rabat (Morocco ) 1991., Denmark , Copenhagen 1993, 1997, Nor Holm 1994., Hers Holm 1994, Nikebing 1995, Oslo 1995, Riga 1996, Moscow 1997.
-         Memorial exhibitions – Riga 1997, 1998, 1999.

The artist has traveled widely and seen treasures of world art and culture from which he incessantly draws inspiration.


1) "Māksla un arhitektūra biogrāfijās" Atb. red. A.Vanaga - R.: a/s "Preses nams", 2004-4.sēj.;
2) "Latviešu Padomju glezniecība" M.Ivanovs, R.Lāce - R.:"Liesma", 1985.