No 121, Vilnius, 25 May 1965
Česlovas Znamierovskis was born on 23 May 1890 in Latvia, in the rural district of Pilden, in the farmstead of Zotiške. Having finished Daugavpils secondary school, he worked in different institutions. From the very childhood he admired the colours in which the fields of the native country were covered in spring and autumn. Thus, a 22-year-old young man with some savings left for Petersburg and there he entered the Art Supporting Society. After three years as a person with undoubted talent Česlovas Znamierovskis was admitted to higher school under the Academy of Art.
After the October Socialist Revolution Česlovas Znamierovskis came back to Latvia. Here he took an active part in organization of the Soviet power and for some time had worked as Chairman of Proletariat Culture of Liucen region.
After his first art exhibition arranged in Riga museum in 1920 Č. Znamierovskis joined the Latvian Independent Artists’ Society and in 1926 arrived in Vilnius for permanent residence. Since that moment the whole artist’s creation and social activity has been related to Vilnius.
The establishment of the Independent Artists’ Society in Vilnius in 1930 the organizer of which was Č. Znamierovskis was quite important for the Lithuanian art history. This society arranged spring and autumn art exhibitions every year. In 1936 it organized the second one-man exhibition of Č. Znamierovskis.
Three years ago the spectator of our capital got widely acquainted with the abundant creation of Č. Znamierovskis (exhibited in relation to the 40th anniversary of creative activity) and mainly found interesting landscapes in it.
Česlovas Znamierovskis became greatly attracted by hills, valleys and evergreen pine forests of Vilnius environs. Therefore the theme of Vilnius countryside takes a major part in his landscapes. The most interesting works are “Before Rain”, “The Neris at Vilnius”, “Vilnius Panorama” and “The Green Lake” in which the painter sensitively reveals the beauty of nature.
Within the long years of the creative activity the artist created more than 2000 paintings and sketches many of which were acquired by museums and art lovers.
Having celebrated the 75th anniversary of birth, the painter is full of creative energy and new plans.
Translated from: Russian
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