Painting "Jurmala, Lielupe"

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Artist/Maker: Skride Ārijs

Artist/Maker Dates: 1906 - 1987

Place of Production: Latvia (USSR)

Date of Production: 1930s

Materials: canvas, oil

Width: 80.0 cm.

Height: 60.0 cm.


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Condition notes: Wear consistent with age and use


Arijs Skride is one of the most outstanding continuers of the landscape school of Vilhelms Purvitis. He worked in oil technique, painted rural and city landscapes, markets and ports in an impressionistic manner. Skride studied drawing at the workshop of A.Nore who later induced the young man in the age of 15 years to enter the Art Academy of Latvia. In 1932 Arijs Skride graduated landscape workshop of professor Vilhelms Purvitis with a diploma work "Fishing port". After graduating artist went to Paris for further studies.

Arijs Skride worked as the assistant of the set dresser in the Latvian National Opera (1928-1936), as a teacher of art and history of arts in N.Draudzina Gymnasium (1936-1942). He also was a teacher at the Painting Department of the Art Academy of Latvia (1942 - 1964).

Since 1928 his canvases were displayed at the annual exhibitions organized by the Artists’ Society „Sadarbs”. Arijs Skride participated at exhibitions of Cultural Foundation, at republican and all-Union exhibitions. His works were exhibited at exhibitions of Latvian art abroad in Warsaw, Helsinki, Budapest, the Vein, Prague, Copenhagen, Paris, London. He organized solo exhibitions in Riga (1966, 1981), Cesis and Jelgava (1966), Madona (1986). His memorial exhibitions were organized in Riga (1992, 2006).

Since 1944 Arijs Skride was a member of the LSSR Artists’ Union and a secretary of its board (1954-1959). Arijs Skride was awarded premiums of Cultural Foundation (1932, 1937), a bronze medal at the international exhibition in Sanfrancisko (1939), a medal "For excellent work" (1956). In 1956 he was awarded the title of the Latvian SSR Honored Art Worker, in 1966 - the honorary title of the Latvian SSR People’s Artist.

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