LITERATURE AND ART
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Česlovas Znamerovskis was born in 1890 in Zatišje village, Ludza region, Latvia. His father was a land-surveyor and mother – a teacher of music. In 1915-1917 Č. Znamerovskis studied art at Petersburg Academy of Art. He lived in Latvia until 1926. He was a member of the Latvian Artists’ Union and participated in its exhibitions. In 1926-1929 he studied painting at the Faculty of Art of Vilnius University and afterwards stayed in Vilnius for ever.
Since 1920 Č. Znamerovskis has taken part in art exhibitions in Riga, Ludza, Vilnius, Warsaw, Moscow, etc. He arranged his one-man exhibitions in 1929, 1936 and 1954.
The artist revealed himself most widely in the field of landscape painting. Most of his landscapes are the views of the banks of the Neris, Vilnius and its surroundings. A large panel of Vilnius created by Č. Znamerovskis adorns the pavilion of the Lithuanian SSR at the Exhibition of National Economic Achievements in Moscow. From his thematic pictures such paintings as “Declaration of Soviet Power in Vilnius in 1918”, “Salute in Vilnius”, “In Klaipeda Fishing Port”, etc. are worth mentioning.
On his seventieth anniversary of birth Č. Znamerovskis was awarded the Diploma by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Lithuanian SSR for his service in developing the Soviet Lithuanian art.
Translated from: Lithuanian
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