Vija Celmins | the artist




The artist Vija Celmins
Born Oct 25 1939, Riga, Latvia.
Lives and works in New York, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Printmakers, Roswitha Haftmann Prize,

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Vija Celmins was born in Riga, Latvia in 1938. Celmins immigrated to the United States with her family when she was ten years old, settling in Indiana. She received a BFA from the John Herron Institute in Indianapolis, and later earned her MFA in painting from the University of California, Los Angeles…
Vija’s obsessive commitment to the themes of Ocean, Sky, Desert, and Galaxy, has led to a body of work rich in variations while limited in images…
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Biography and work
Vija Celmins was born in Riga, Latvia in 1938. She immigrated to the United States with her family when she was ten years old, settling in Indiana. She received a BFA from the John Herron Institute in Indianapolis, and later earned her MFA in painting from the University of California, Los Angeles. Celmins worked as an art teacher in Los Angeles, at the Copper Union, New York and the Yale Graduate School in Connecticut. She now mostly lives and works in New York.


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