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Vija Celmins

 (born 1939)
Vija Celmins is active/lives in California.  Vija Celmins is known for post real waterscape painting, pop still life, galaxies.

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Vija Celmins


Vija Celmins is a California painter who experimented with photo-realism and explored graphite as an expressive medium.

She 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 3951 characters.



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About  Vija Celmins

Born:  1939 - Riga, Latvia
Known for:  post real waterscape painting, pop still life, galaxies