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Hugo Karlis
Grotto

Russia 
1884−1951
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(1884.17.I Latvia – 1951.16.I Germany)

He studied at the Studio Yu Madernieka and the Central school of technical drawing Stieglitz in St. Petersburg.

He worked as a drawing teacher in the Petersburg school, was Director of gymnasium of Shuvalovo–Ozerki.

In 1920, JC Grotus returned to Latvia.

He was a member of unity of Independent artists, also a member of the Board, participated in the exhibitions of this group (1921 – 34).

In 1984 he organized a memorial exhibition.

The artist worked as a teacher in the 25th Riga elementary school.

JC Grotus was a very productive artist (about 2000 works).

Literature:

"Māksla un arhitektūra biogrāfijās", 1. - R.: "Latvian encyclopedia", 1995.,- G. Tydeman, 183.p.

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