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Janis Kalmite, Kalmite, Lelde Alide

Author Name    Kalmite, Lelde Alide

Title   Janis Kalmite

Binding   Pictorial Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Size   4to - over 9" - 12" tall

Publisher   [Chicago] Lelde Kalmite 2007

Seller ID   003011

100pp. NEW Illustrated with bibliography In both Latvian and English. Includes colour illustrations of the Artist's work. An illustrated biography of the Latvian exile artist Kalmite's life and work by his daughter, an accomplished artist in her own right. Kalmite's symbolic depiction of the traditional farm building the Rija presents a powerful transformation of the real into a striking metaphor of the exile experience - cultural displacement. Although his work is strongly nationalistic, Kalmite was intensely interested in the development of Modernism and he described himself as an expressionist. The work of Vincent van Gogh was a major early influence, and he greatly admired many European modernist artists, such as Rouault, Vlaminck and, in particular, Braque. After immigrating to the United States, he was also influenced by American Abstract Expressionism, and stylistically his late works grew increasingly abstract. Today his work is becoming better known in his homeland, as the history of Latvian diaspora art begins to be absorbed into the overall history of Latvian 20th-century art. ( Wikipedia)

Latvian Exile Art Biography

Price = 32.00 USD

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