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10" x 13 1/2" oil on board signed 1956 framed
SOLD 18 5/8″ x 12 7/8″ oil on board signed 1950′s
SOLD 10" x 13 1/2" oil on board signed 1956 framed
1922 - 2011
Murniek (Murnieks) was born in Vestiena, Latvia (Madona District) in 1922. He is considered one of the fathers of easel painting in Latvia.
He studied painting at the Cesis and Elgava Teacher-Training Institutes from 1938 to 1944. He, also, worked as a teacher in secondary schools in Valmiera and Priekuli including at the Agricultural Technical School from 1944 to 1946. He was accepted at the Riga Academy of Arts. He graduated from the Academy in 1953, completing his well-received diploma work, Winged Helper, under the guidance of V. Kozins. He was the head of the painting studio at the T. Zajkains Academy of Arts in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Murniek began exhibiting in 1953. Some of his exhibitions included:
He was a design artist in the "Maksla Combine" from 1953 to 1982.
He is well-known for his monumental, landscape, still life and figurative paintings working in oil, pastel and tempera.
He is listed on page 215 of Matthew Bown’s, A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Russian and Soviet Painters, 1900-1980.