Stasys Eidrigevicius is the original visionary artist: the painter and illustrator. Around the world, and Lithuania in particular, his name became famous because of spectacular posters and children’s book illustrations, which had grown with more than one generation. Exhibition is called Face on the Mask in order to name authors’ creativity’s reasoning, revealing the artist’s unique way of thinking, attitude towards the surrounding reality.
The exhibition includes about 200 works created in 1974-2010. Oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, sculptures, masks, prints, drawings and photographs. Most of the works came from the artist’s studio in Warsaw, the exposition of works from the Lithuanian Art Museum. The exhibition consists of three parts: Hazy, Melancholy and nostalgia and (I)mortal; these parts reflects S.Eidrigevicius output and characterizes his moods and modes.
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A medal of honour at the 6th International Biennial of Modern Ex-Libris in Malbork. Diploma in the Institute of Fine Arts in Vilnius in painting. Debut - the oil paintings Triptych with my Father, Mum and Aunt Elizabeth. He is appointed to work in school and he works as an artist in the Vilnius Philharmonic Hall.
First visit to Poland in response to the invitation of an ex-libris collector, Edmund Puzdrowski from Bydgoszcz. During his stay in Poland he visited Warsaw, Cracow, Zakopane, Auschwitz, Poznan, Gdansk, among other cities, taking keen interest in the modern art.
Studies in the Institute of Fine Arts in Vilnius at the pedagogie faculty. After the second year he specialised in painting, all the time participating in graphics classes. He took active part in students' theatrical undertakings, he belonged to the literature circle. First honourable mentions and individual exhibitions organised in his mother university: e.g. ex-libris exhibition (1970) and painting exhibition (1971), recognised as the best individual exhibition of the year.
Education in the S. Zukas Technical School in Kaunas, where he studied artistic design of leather. First attempts in the field of artistic photography and graphics (ex-libris). A diploma with honours for the design of leather book covers.
The Eidrigievicius family moves to Lepsiai village near Panevezys, where Stasys started his education, continued in Panevezys since 1960. Very early he showed artistic talents, noticed by his closest surrounding and the educators.
Stasys Eidrigevicius was born on July 24 in the village Medinskiai in the north of Lithuania, the second son of Leonard, of Polish decent, and Alfonsa. He spent his childhood in the countryside, in a large family circle. He was particularly attached to his mother.
2010 Gloria Artis Medal, Warsaw, Poland
2009 Doctor Honoris Causa, Vilnius, Lithuania
2009 Bronze Medal, Toyama, Japan
2001 National Art Award, Lithuania
2000 Order of Gedyminas, Lithuania
1999 Gold Medal, Katowice, Poland
1994 Gold Medal, Toyama, Japan
1993 Gold Medal, New York, USA
1991 Grand Prix, Bratislava, Slovakia
1990 Grand Prix, Belgrad, Jugoslavia
1988 Silver Medal, New York, USA
1987 Gold Hugon, Chicago, USA
1986 Grand Prix, Barcelona, Spain