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Aloyzas Smilingis

Born in: 1938

Lithuania

Biography
Translation in progress

Aloyzas Smilingis (Elis) was born in a village and had no relation to professional art in his childhood, although his artistic abilities appeared at an early age. He saw his first painting at the age of seventeen and was so impressed that he decided to become an artist.

Elis entered Vilnius Institute of Art without any prior preparation where he have studied graphics. He quitted graphics straight after the graduation as well as he quitted with the current socialist methods, so the artist was not welcome at the exhibitions and did not have so many commissions.

Elis was interested in painting and sculpture. He started working with granite, established a bronze foundry for sculptures. Every time when he got tired from sculpture, he took the brush in his hands and created paintings.

"Artistic ideas are more important than dependence on some workshop of faithfulness to one genre or style. I am not keen on reproducing myself. My thinking is changing and so does my art. I remain self-critical and walk on", said Elis.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union painter and sculptor had a chance to visit the West and get acquainted with the collections in best museums of New York, Amsterdam, London and meet famous artists. This had a great effect on his esthetical views.

Meeting Willem de Kooning was the most impressive event in Elis career. He visited his studio in East Hampton, NY, where they shared ideas and artistic views.

"I understood that the value of art does not depend on the number of exhibitions, nor prestigious projects, critics or curators. It is not my problem where my piece will be hanging and who will be showing it in some exhibition after a hundred years. That is why I don’t go out in the public and don’t waste my energy preparing for shows and projects. People who are interested in my art find me and sometimes take away the works that are difficult to let go", says Elis, who calls himself a free artist.

In his seventies, to the surprise of his family, Elis mastered digital technology and started creating impressive digital abstractions.

Artist resides and works in Lithuania, his art is owned by several Lithuanian museums and belongs to private collectors in Australia, Italy, USA, UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania and Japan.
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Aloyzas Smilingis, Thinker, Sculpture

Aloyzas Smilingis

Thinker, 1990
18.9 x 5.1 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

$11,667

Aloyzas Smilingis, Variation - Abstract Print (Edition Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Variation - Abstract Print (Edition Abstraite), 2017
35.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,697

Our recommendations Aloyzas Smilingis, Stripes - Colourful Abstract (Abstrait Coloré), Painting

Aloyzas Smilingis

Stripes - Colourful Abstract (Abstrait Coloré), 2014
31.9 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$3,341 $3,712

Aloyzas Smilingis, Evening Violet (Grand Tableau), Painting

Aloyzas Smilingis

Evening Violet (Grand Tableau), 1999
39.4 x 53.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,576

Aloyzas Smilingis, Grey - Large Abstract (Grande Abstraite), Painting

Aloyzas Smilingis

Grey - Large Abstract (Grande Abstraite), 2014
48 x 35.8 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$5,939

Aloyzas Smilingis, Old Park (Impression Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Old Park (Impression Abstraite), 1991
55.1 x 70.9 x 1.2 inch
Print

$2,970

Aloyzas Smilingis, Apples - Abstract Print (Edition Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Apples - Abstract Print (Edition Abstraite), 1994
55.1 x 41.3 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,485

Aloyzas Smilingis, Spring - Abstract Print (Edition Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Spring - Abstract Print (Edition Abstraite), 1997
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,061

Aloyzas Smilingis, Melody, Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Melody, 1974
49.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,697

Aloyzas Smilingis, Intuition - Large Abstract Print (Grand Abstraite Edition), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Intuition - Large Abstract Print (Grand Abstraite Edition), 1974
55.1 x 68.9 x 1.2 inch
Print

$2,864

Aloyzas Smilingis, Nude in Red (Nue Edition), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Nude in Red (Nue Edition), 1965
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,379

Aloyzas Smilingis, Staccato (Edition Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Staccato (Edition Abstraite), 2017
55.1 x 68.9 x 1.2 inch
Print

$2,652

Aloyzas Smilingis, Sunset, Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Sunset, 1977
39.4 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,273

Aloyzas Smilingis, Flood (Inonder), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Flood (Inonder), 1993
47.2 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,061

Aloyzas Smilingis, Evening - Abstract Print (Edition Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Evening - Abstract Print (Edition Abstraite), 1990
47.2 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,061

Aloyzas Smilingis, Finale No. 9, Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Finale No. 9, 2018
39.4 x 49.2 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,167

Aloyzas Smilingis, Still Life With Palette (Peinture Semi-abstraite), Painting

Aloyzas Smilingis

Still Life With Palette (Peinture Semi-abstraite), 1974
45.7 x 31.9 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$5,727

Aloyzas Smilingis, The Black (L'Art numérique), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

The Black (L'Art numérique), 2017
47.2 x 63 x 0.8 inch
Print

$3,076

Aloyzas Smilingis, Beach II (Plage II, Sculpture Bronze), Sculpture

Aloyzas Smilingis

Beach II (Plage II, Sculpture Bronze), 1982
16.5 x 6.7 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$9,546

Aloyzas Smilingis, Green Etude (Impression Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Green Etude (Impression Abstraite), 1986
47.2 x 70.9 x 1.2 inch
Print

$2,545

Aloyzas Smilingis, Oasis (Impression Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Oasis (Impression Abstraite), 2017
51.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,273

Aloyzas Smilingis, Silent City (Impression Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Silent City (Impression Abstraite), 1997
39.4 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,061

Aloyzas Smilingis, Untitled (L'Art numérique), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Untitled (L'Art numérique), 2017
47.2 x 63 x 0.8 inch
Print

$3,076

Aloyzas Smilingis, Flames (Impression Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Flames (Impression Abstraite), 1984
63 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Print

$2,439

Aloyzas Smilingis, Twilight (Impression Abstraite), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Twilight (Impression Abstraite), 2003
68.9 x 55.1 x 1.2 inch
Print

$2,864

Aloyzas Smilingis, Motive of the Lake (L'Art numérique), Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Motive of the Lake (L'Art numérique), 2016
55.1 x 78.7 x 1.2 inch
Print

$3,076

Aloyzas Smilingis, Movement, Sculpture

Aloyzas Smilingis

Movement, 1990
13 x 8.3 x 8.3 inch
Sculpture

$9,015

Aloyzas Smilingis, Port (Grand Tableau), Painting

Aloyzas Smilingis

Port (Grand Tableau), 2012
31.9 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,258

Aloyzas Smilingis, Fugue (Abstrait Coloré), Painting

Aloyzas Smilingis

Fugue (Abstrait Coloré), 2018
31.5 x 45.7 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$5,727

Aloyzas Smilingis, Strange Mood (Abstrait Coloré), Painting

Aloyzas Smilingis

Strange Mood (Abstrait Coloré), 2017
39.8 x 51.6 x 0.9 inch
Painting

$5,091

Aloyzas Smilingis, Shadows in a Square, Painting

Aloyzas Smilingis

Shadows in a Square, 2014
53.1 x 53.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Aloyzas Smilingis, Colours of Spring, Print

Aloyzas Smilingis

Colours of Spring, 2016
39.4 x 51.2 x 1 inch
Print

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Zurich: Where Vilnius Meets New York
From April, 21 To April, 21 2018

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