Jāzeps Grosvalds

1891-1920 Latvia/Abstract Art

 

Brief Biography-Jāzeps Grosvalds of was born into a wealthy family and received a first-class education in Riga. He studied art in Berlin and Munich before serving in the imperial army for a one-year period in 1911. His studies took him to Paris where he went to the private art school La Palette. He returned to Riga in 1914 and co-founded what was to become the Riga Artists Group. After a trip to Spain with his brother he was recalled to the army in 1915. He painted a series of life in the army during his entire service abroad. He finished his duties in the British army where he became a First Lieutenant and received a Military Cross for his service. His last days were spent working in the Latvian Embassy in Paris, there he contracted Spanish flu and died in 1920.

 

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baghdad street

baghdad street

in the outskirts
of paris

in the outskirts of paris


kurds on the roof

kurds on the roof


old refugee

old refugee


oriental landscape

oriental landscape

path of the
nightmare

path of the nightmare


refugees

refugees


the grand canal

the grand canal

three women on a
street of bagdad

three women on a street of bagdad


white crosses

white crosses