Indulis Zariņš (1929 - 1997)

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Indulis Zariņš

Indulis Zariņš (Russian: Индулис Августович Зариньш) was a Latvian painter and educator, renowned for his mastery in tonal painting and as a significant figure in figurative painting. Born in Riga in 1929, Zariņš' art was profoundly influenced by historical and social themes, reflecting his deep engagement with the Latvian and Soviet cultural milieu​. His education and early career were marked by challenges, including deportation with his family during World War II, but he emerged as a leading artist, completing his education at the Latvian Academy of Art under Eduards Kalniņš in 1958​.

Zariņš was recognized for his contributions to art with several awards, including the Grekov Prize in 1968 and the title of People's Artist of the USSR in 1986. His political activism during the Latvian Awakening period is notable, as he transitioned from a critic of mass actions to a representative of the Latvian Popular Front, reflecting his complex relationship with the era's political dynamics​​.

His works, particularly those focusing on the Latvian Red Riflemen, combine Latvian national history with Soviet ideological demands, offering a nuanced exploration of identity and memory. Zariņš' ability to navigate these themes while drawing inspiration from Western European tonal painting traditions, like those of Diego Velázquez and Johannes Vermeer, highlights his skill in blending historical narratives with artistic innovation​​.

For collectors and experts in art and antiques, Zariņš' legacy is a testament to the rich cultural history of Latvia and the broader Soviet experience. His works not only adorn museums but also continue to influence contemporary understandings of Latvian art and history.

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Date and place of birt:18 june 1929, Riga, Latvia
Date and place of death:13 april 1997, Riga, Latvia
Nationality:Latvia, USSR
Period of activity: XX century
Specialization:Decorator, Educator, Illustrator, Painter
Art school / group:Союз художников Латвии
Genre:History painting, Landscape painting, Portrait, Still life
Art style:Socialist realism

Creators Latvia

Leo Svemps (1897 - 1975)
Leo Svemps
1897 - 1975
Ella Kruglyanskaya (1978)
Ella Kruglyanskaya
1978
Eduards Kalniņš (1904 - 1988)
Eduards Kalniņš
1904 - 1988
Léopold Bernhard Bernstamm (1859 - 1939)
Léopold Bernhard Bernstamm
1859 - 1939
Eduard Yanovich Brentsens (1885 - 1929)
Eduard Yanovich Brentsens
1885 - 1929
Vera Ignatyevna Mukhina (1889 - 1953)
Vera Ignatyevna Mukhina
1889 - 1953
Janis Avotins (1981)
Janis Avotins
1981
Johann Lebrecht Eggink (1784 - 1867)
Johann Lebrecht Eggink
1784 - 1867
Solomon Moiseevich Gershov (1906 - 1989)
Solomon Moiseevich Gershov
1906 - 1989
Lea Matisovna Davydova-Medene (1921 - 1986)
Lea Matisovna Davydova-Medene
1921 - 1986
Normunds Braslins (1962)
Normunds Braslins
1962
Emil Schultz-Riga (1872 - 1931)
Emil Schultz-Riga
1872 - 1931
Boriss Bērziņš (1930 - 2002)
Boriss Bērziņš
1930 - 2002
Aleksandr Davidovich Drevin (1889 - 1938)
Aleksandr Davidovich Drevin
1889 - 1938
Alfons Spring (1843 - 1908)
Alfons Spring
1843 - 1908
Alexander Schwabe (1824 - 1872)
Alexander Schwabe
1824 - 1872

Creators Socialist realism

Anatolii Pavlovich Kharitonov (1947)
Anatolii Pavlovich Kharitonov
1947
Vasily Ivanovich Zabashta (1918 - 2016)
Vasily Ivanovich Zabashta
1918 - 2016
Memos Makrisz (1913 - 1993)
Memos Makrisz
1913 - 1993
Boris Yakovlevich Maluev (1929 - 1990)
Boris Yakovlevich Maluev
1929 - 1990
Ehduard Mikhailovich Krimmer (1900 - 1974)
Ehduard Mikhailovich Krimmer
1900 - 1974
Alexander Pavlovich Bubnov (1908 - 1964)
Alexander Pavlovich Bubnov
1908 - 1964
Elena Alexandrovna Janson-Maniser (1890 - 1971)
Elena Alexandrovna Janson-Maniser
1890 - 1971
Mikhail Fedorovich Konov (1928)
Mikhail Fedorovich Konov
1928
Iraida Ivanovna Fomina (1906 - 1964)
Iraida Ivanovna Fomina
1906 - 1964
Boris Fedorovich Domashnikov (1924 - 2003)
Boris Fedorovich Domashnikov
1924 - 2003
Vladimir Alexandrovich Serov (1910 - 1968)
Vladimir Alexandrovich Serov
1910 - 1968
Fuad Hasan oglu Abdurakhmanov (1915 - 1971)
Fuad Hasan oglu Abdurakhmanov
1915 - 1971
Viktor Nikolaevich Deni (1893 - 1946)
Viktor Nikolaevich Deni
1893 - 1946
Nikolai Vasilyevich Tomsky (1900 - 1984)
Nikolai Vasilyevich Tomsky
1900 - 1984
Wang Naizhuang (1929)
Wang Naizhuang
1929
Sergei Aleksandrovich Fediaev (1935)
Sergei Aleksandrovich Fediaev
1935