Vija Celmins is active/lives in California. Vija Celmins is known for post real waterscape painting, pop still life, galaxies.
Biography Vija Celmins
Vija Celmins is a California painter who experimented with photo-realism and explored graphite as an expressive medium.
was born in Riga, Latvia in 1938, and in 1944 moved with her family to
Germany where they settled in a Latvian refugee camp near Esslinger.
The Celmins family then immigrated to the United States in 1948 and
made their home in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Vija studied at the
John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, and often made trips to New
York City with her friends to see the artwork of the Abstract
Expressionists. She continued to study at the John Herron Art Institute
from 1955 to 1962. During the summer of 1961 she attended summer school
at Yale University, and it was then that C
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