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Karlis
Ekabovich Miesnieks

Russia 
1887−1977
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Painter. Member of the Union of artists of the USSR. People's artist of the Latvian SSR, Professor.

He studied at the Studio Yu Madernieka (1910), the school of the St. Petersburg Imperial society protection arts (1911), graduated from the Klas scenery theatre at the Central school of drawing Stieglitz in St. Petersburg.

The artist worked as a drawing teacher, was headed to his art Studio (together with L. Liberthson), was a teacher of drawing at the Latvian Academy of arts (1922 – 53).

K. Miesnieks traveled abroad, visited Paris, Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy.

He participated in the Association of Independent artists (1920 – 24), in society “Sadarbs” (1920 – 40), 1944 was a member of the Union of artists.

In exhibitions the artist has participated since 1920.

His work has been exhibited in Riga (1959, 1967, 1971, 1977), Madona (1959), Cesis (1959), Ventspils (1960), Liepaja (1960), Jekabpils (1960), Plavinas (1960), Kandava (1961), Tukums (1961, 1976), Riga (1961), Jaunpiebalga (1968, along with J. Strazdins and K. Baltgailis).

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