Kārlis Padegs

1911-1940 Latvia/Expressionism

 

Brief Biography-Kārlis Padegs was born in Riga where he spent the entirety of his life except for a brief period during his youth in Tartu, Estonia. Vilhelms Purvītis was his tutor at the Latvian Academy of Art which he himself founded. His art influences cannot be pinned down to any particular artist other than a wide spectrum of post-impressionist artists, his art was deemed to be mostly original. His subject matter was somewhat outside the norm, as in his most famous painting ‘Madonna with a Machinegun’ painted in 1932, his style could be classed as expressionism. His personality was described by some as a socialite or ‘man about town’. Padegs sadly died in 1940 of tuberculosis at the early age of twenty-eight.

 

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cabaret

cabaret


don't go

don't go

five o'clock in
the morgue

five o'clock in the morgue

from the series
red laughter

from the series red laughter

funeral of the
unknown soldiers

funeral of the unknown soldiers

madonna with a
machinegun

madonna with a machinegun

memento from 1918
john yperite

memento from 1918 john yperite

mr padegs and
the astral

mr padegs and the astral

my babe from
the street

my babe from the street

red laughter
series

red laughter series


self portrait

self portrait