Janis Valters


Category: Painting

Aka Johann Walter-Kurau.

Born on February 3, 1869 in Jelgava (Latvia), died on December 19, 1932 in Berlin. Painter. Education in drawing under K. Wiesner at Jelgava Technical School (1880-1888) and J. Dering's studio. Professional training in violin play. Studies were continued at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1889-1894); in 1897 Valters was awarded the Painter's title. Participation in the activities of the Rukis group and exhibitions organized by the Mir iskusstva and Berlin Secession artists' groups. In Jelgava (1898-1906) he managed his own art studio. In 1906, he moved to Germany to begin his career under an assumed name of Johann Walter-Kurau in Dresden (1906-1917) and Berlin (1917-1932). One of the founders of the Latvian national school of painting. A delicate and sensitive colorist, Valters gave preference to oil in landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes.


Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
Bathing Boys
(ca 1900. Oil on canvas)
Tags: boy, nude

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