11 facts about Konrāds Ubāns

Konrāds Ubāns (December 31, 1893 – August 30, 1981) was a Latvian painter from Riga. He studied at the Riga Art School and was one of the founding members of the Riga Artists’ Group back becoming a professor at the Art Academy of Latvia.

Konrāds Ubāns was born on December 31, 1893 in Riga. His dad was a railway worker. From 1902 until 1910, he studied in a want ad school. Later he studied in the Odessa art literary for a half year. In 1911, he started studies in Riga Art literary where he studied until 1914, when World War I started. Ubāns together behind his relations went to Russia, where for a brusque while he studied in Penza Art School. In 1916, he was drafted into the Imperial Russian Army and served until 1918, when he was demobilized and returned to Latvia.

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Ubāns was part of the “Green Flower” association of highly developed artists, notably in the tune of Aleksandrs Drēviņš (lv), Valdemārs Tone (lv) and Kārlis Johansons (lv).

In 1920, his first solo exhibition was held in Riga. In the similar year, he started his pretend in Latvian National Museum of Art as an partner of museum director Burkarts Dzenis. In 1922, he took a study vacation to Germany and France. The bordering year, his second solo exhibition was held. In 1925, he was addressed by Vilhelms Purvītis and took a job in Art Academy of Latvia as a literary of painting. In 1946, he was promoted to professor and worked in this say for the settle of his life. In 1959, he was declared as People’s Artist of Latvian SSR. In 1980, his last exhibition was held in Riga. Konrāds Ubāns died on August 30, 1981 in Riga. He is buried in the Forest Cemetery.

Konrāds Ubāns is noted mostly for his landscape paintings and the poetic and intimate melody within them. They are rich, harmonious works celebrating the incredulity of nature. He mostly painted landscapes of Riga outskirts in Pārdaugava and Daugava river valley especially on the subject of Koknese. However, he with has painted many portraits and yet lifes. Also, he has worked in graphic art and sculpture. Real maturity in his performance can be seen as beforehand as his paintings from the 1920s, when he profusely uses motifs and ventilate of impressionism.

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