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The series “Classics of Latvian Art” is supplemented with a book about one of the first Latvian professional artists Ādams Alksnis (1864–1897). Although the artist’s life and creative work ended prematurely, he is undoubtedly one of the most conscientious creators of Latvian national art.
Alksnis can be regarded as a pioneering figure of Latvian art, whose artistic interest was focused on the ancient past of the Latvians as well as the life and work of local country people; the painter is also referred to as the iconographic creator of the Latvian Devil figure. The content and form of the artist’s work influenced Latvian art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and for several decades marked the development of fine arts in Latvia.Anda Bērziņa
The series "Classics of Latvian Art" includes books of medium size, offering an easily perceptible information about Latvian classical artists and their works. Similar to the "STUDIJA Library" the series "Classics of Latvian Art" is intended as bilingual (Latvian/English), richly illustrated publications. An attractive supplement at the end of each book is a timeline where the life of Latvian artists can be viewed within the context of world events, revealing connections, parallels or just interesting coincidences.