Born in Skabji (Dobele district, Bene village, Latvia), 1929. Died on April 21, 2015.

Details of professional education:

1949 graduated from J. Rozentala Art School in Riga,
1949 -1956 attended the Latvian Academy of Arts, Painting Deparment. Graduated under the leadership of
Ed. Kalnins with the diploma work Puku Veikala (At Flower Shop),
1992 obtained Master's degree in Arts.

Career to Date:
1955 began to participate in exhibitions in Latvia and abroad,
1957 became the member of Artist Union; awarded with the diploma of USSR Artist Union,
1965 creative trip to France,
1967 started to work as a pedagogue at the Latvian Academy of Arts, and as an senior lecturer at the Department of Painting, from 1978 - assistant professor, from 1985 - professor,
1970 creative trip to Italy,
1993 - 1998 member of the International Association of Arts B-1
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One-man shows:
1976 one-man show in Madona (exhibited pastels), Latvia,
1977 one-man show in Riga at the Museum of Foreign Art, Latvia,
1980 one-man show in Riga and Jurmala, Latvia,
1983 one-man show in Lapmezciems, Tukuma district, Latvia,
1985 one-man show in Auce, Latvia,
1987 one-man show in Moscow at the Artists of USSR Union House, Russia,
1996 –1997 one-man show Nepartrauktiba (Continuity) at the Riga Museum of Arts (today - Latvian National Museum of Art), Latvia,
2000 one-man show in Art gallery “Daugava”, Riga, Latvia,
2000 one-man show in Art gallery “M6”, Riga, Latvia,
2000 one-man show in Art gallery “Lita”, Riga, Latvia,
2001 one-man show in Art gallery “Bastejs”, Riga, Latvia.

The most important group expositions:
1957 Youth and Students World Festival of Art Exhibition in Moscow, Russia,
1963 International Young Artists' work exhibition in Paris, France,
1963 International Art Exhibition for World Forum for Women in Moscow, Russia,
1966 exhibition of 9 Latvian artists in Bulgaria,
1968 group of Latvian artists are having the exhibition in Helsinki, Finland,
1972 The Second Baltic Painting triennial in Vilnius, Lithuania,
1973 The exposition of Fine arts of Baltic Republics in Moscow, Russia,
1978 exposition of Latvian art in Bulgaria during the Art Days of Riga,
1980 exhibition of 10 Latvian artists in Moscow, Russia,
1981 Latvian artists work exposition in Bremen, Germany,
1983 Latvian art exposition in Leningrad (St.Petersburg), Russia,
1983 Latvian artists work exposition in Luxemburg,
1984 Latvian art exposition in Moscow, Russia,
1984 exhibition of Latvian Fine art in Berlin, Germany,
1990 participating in jubilee exhibition of the Latvian Academy of Arts in Cologne and Dusseldorf, Germany,
1998 participating in 2nd All-Latvian Art Show in Riga, Latvia.

Works in Collections:
Her works are to be found in the collections of the Latvian National Museum of Art and
the Museum The Artists' Union of Latvia, Gekosso Gallery in Japan, Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow (Russia) and Ministry of Culture of Russia, Tukums Art Museum (Latvia), as well as in many private collections in Latvia, India, Germany, and USA, Japan. Ms Mitterrand and Prime-minister of India have works of the artist in their collections.

Publications
Monographic character publications:
Dictionary of International Biography. A Biographical Record of Contemporary Achievment. 33rd edition. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2004,
Dictionary of International Biography. A Biographical Record of Contemporary Achievment. 32nd edition. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2003,
Dictionary of International Biography. A Biographical Record of Contemporary Achievment. 31st edition. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2002,

Dictionary of International Biography. A Biographical Record of Contemporary Achievment. 30th edition. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2001
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Dictionary of International Biography. A Biographical Record of Contemporary Achievment. 29th edition. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2000,
Dictionary of International Biography. A Biographical Record of Contemporary Achievment. 28th edition. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 1999,
Rita Valnere. Continuity. Painting. (Album). Text author and compiler G. Karklina. Moscow, 1984 (Russian).
Rita Valnere. Materials for monograph. Author I. Burane. Riga, 1982 (unpublished),
Rita Valnere. Flowers. Set of postcards. Text author and compiler R. Lace. Riga, 1981,
Rita Valnere. Set of postcards. Text author and compiler R. Lace. Moscow, 1977 (Russian).

Catalogues:
Rita Valnere. [Catalogue for picture exposition Nepartrauktiba (Continuity) at the Museum of Art in Riga 1996/97.], Author R. Valnere. Riga, 1996,
Rita Valnere. Painting. Text authors I. Indrane, R. Bems, M. Priedite, L.Zinglers. Compiler M. Markevica,
Rita Valnere. [Catalogue]. Text author G. Tidomane. Riga, 1977.

Books:
The Latvian Academy of Arts. 1921-1996. [Jubilee album]. Riga, 1996,
The International Art Association B-13. 1993-1995. Compiler and text author I. Burane. Riga, 1996,
Latvian Painting. Lettische Malerei. 70 years of the Latvian Academy of Arts. Cologne - Essen. 1991 (english and german),
The Latvian Academy of Arts. 1919-1989. Compiler I. Burane. Riga, 1989,
J. Melnbarzdis. Close to the Wind. Riga, 1984,
A. Nodieva. Latvian Painting. Riga, 1981,
G. Karklina. Conversations and Images. Riga, 1969.


Albums:
Latvian Pastel. Riga, 1990,
Latvian Painting Masterwork. Riga, 1988,
Painting in Soviet Latvia. Riga, 1985,
Glittering Lances. Riga, 1985,
Born in a Fire. Riga, 1979,
Soviet Latvia in Fraternal Family. Riga, 1972,
Soviet Latvia Portrait Painting. Riga, 1970,
Publication in journal “Soviet Literature”: Rita Valnere The Continuity of Epochs.

Honours and Awards:
1987 awarded with the honorary title of Peoples’ Artist of Latvia SSR,
1986 awarded with an order Goda Zime,
1978 awarded with the diploma of Latvian Artists Union; medal and prize for the best creative work,
1977 awarded with the Honorary Title of Latvia SSR, creative trip to Japan,

1972 became the laureate of the Baltic Second Painting triennial (in Vilnius), diploma and prize of the Lithuanian Artist Union.

Membership of Associations, Institutes:
1993 - 1998 member of the International Association of Arts B-13,
became the member of Latvian Artists’ Union.