1929-1997. Professional training: Janis Rozentals Art School of Riga (1947 - 1952), Painting Department at the Latvian Academy of Arts (1952 - 1958) under the supervision of professor E. Kalnins.
Contributor to exhibitions since 1956. A member of the Artists' Union of Latvia as of 1960. Since 1993, a member of the B - 13 Association (1993 - 1998), its founder and first president.
Above twenty personal exhibitions in different countries. Nearly 300 group exhibitions to his credit in Italy, Russia, Germany, France, Great Britain, Israel, Sweden, Japan, Poland, LISA, and elsewhere.
His works are to be found in all major museums in Latvia and Russia, as well as in Uffizi Gallery in Florence and in many private collections throughout the world.
He has been awarded many medals, prizes and certificates of merit, his name is included in the list of honorary members of arts of the Russian Academy of Arts and Royal British Association.
Professorship at the Latvian Academy of Arts, supervisor of a master studio, Rector of the Academy (since 1987).

"He who sees the splendor of the world, is able to understand painting; he who understands painting, is able to see the splendor of the world."

  Ligo Day. 1993. Oil on canvas. 46 x 55 cm

  Riga. 1993. Oil on canvas. 104 x 100 cm

  Maybe Once. 1994. Oil on canvas. 70 x 100 cm

  Bathers. 1990. Pastel on canvas. 100 x 75 cm

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