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Soviet Latvian Artist Yanis Paulyuks 1906-1984

Soviet Latvian Artist Yanis Paulyuks 1906-1984

Let it always be sunshine. 1967. Oil, canvas. Soviet Latvian Artist Yanis Paulyuks 1906-1984

Soviet Latvian Artist Yanis Paulyuks was a Member of the Union of Artists of the USSR. Born in 1906 in Riga, he studied at the Latvian Academy of Arts. Author of paintings, portraits and landscapes, Paulyuks akin to virtuosic improvisation. Sometimes it may seem that his brush moves along the canvas almost casually, but such an impulsive manner corresponds to the artist’s intention. He subtly conveys his vision of the world (In the Garden, Football, Relay Team).
In the picture “Let it always be sunshine” (1967), the world seems being created before our eyes. But, preserving the sketchy freshness, the canvas has the inner completeness of the figurative solution. With great picturesque pathos the artist embodied the life-giving power of the sun, and the spring joy of childhood.

Saulkrasti. Triptych. 1976

Saulkrasti. Triptych. 1976

Yanis Antonovich Paulyuks studied at the Latvian Academy of Arts, however, twice expelled 91938 – 41, expelled, 1944-1945, expelled). The artist participated in exhibitions since 1945. In particular, his personal exhibitions took place in Moscow (1954), Jurmala (1964, together with K. Cirulis), and Riga (1981, 1983). Besides, Memorable exhibitions were in Riga (1986, 1991-1992), Vilnius (1988), and Jurmala (1989).

A member of the USSR Union of Artists since 1945, he was repeatedly expelled and restored. He received the diploma of the Union of Artists (1981) and nominated for the State Prize (1986-1987). In general, he created about 600 – 700 works. Unfortunately, in 1975 his workshop was robbed and crushed, therefore the whereabouts of some of the artist’s valuable works are unknown.

Soviet Latvian Artist Yanis Paulyuks

sources
Soviet Painting 1917-1973 illustrated catalog. Soviet artist. Moscow. 1976
Exhibitions of Soviet Art illustrated albums 1960-1980