Janis Rozentāls

Janis Rozentāls (1866-1916) was born in a blacksmith’s family, and progressed from a local school to art school in Riga and thence to the St Petersburg Academy of Art, from where he went on to establishe herself as one of Latvia’s most famous painters.

He was a versatile artist in the Style Moderne and Impressionistic styles: landscapes, monumental works, works exploring the inner worlds of men and women, symbolist works, as well as portraiture. Below is a sample.

Mother and child. (1890).

The studio of the artist. (1896).

Death. (1897).

Self portrait. (c. 1900).

Black snake. (1903).

Daughters of the sun. (1912).

Family in the Sigulda. (1913).

Italian landscape. (1915).

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