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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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Painting, Strange Mood, Aloyzas Smilingis

Strange Mood

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.2 inch

$3,617

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

Nude in Red (Nue Edition)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 47.2 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,130

Sculpture, Movement | Bronze Sculpture, Aloyzas Smilingis

Movement | Bronze Sculpture

Aloyzas Smilingis

Sculpture - 13 x 8.3 x 8.3 inch

$9,609

Painting, Yellow Blossom, Aloyzas Smilingis

Yellow Blossom

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch

$3,957

Painting, Square In Blue, Aloyzas Smilingis

Square In Blue

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch

$3,957

Painting, Playfulness, Aloyzas Smilingis

Playfulness

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch

$3,957

Painting, Grey, Aloyzas Smilingis

Grey

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 48 x 35.8 x 0.1 inch

$6,330

Print, Flood, Aloyzas Smilingis

Flood

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 47.2 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,130

Painting, Stripes, Aloyzas Smilingis

Stripes

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 31.9 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$4,183 $3,973

Painting, Summer still life, Aloyzas Smilingis

Summer still life

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 15.4 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch

$1,017

Painting, Virages, Aloyzas Smilingis

Virages

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 22.8 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch

$1,470

Painting, Summer Etude, Aloyzas Smilingis

Summer Etude

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 13.8 x 17.5 x 0.1 inch

$904

Print, Apples, Aloyzas Smilingis

Apples

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 55.1 x 41.3 x 0.8 inch

$1,696

Print, Spring, Aloyzas Smilingis

Spring

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,130

Print, Oasis, Aloyzas Smilingis

Oasis

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 51.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$1,243

Painting, Etude, Aloyzas Smilingis

Etude

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 17.5 x 13.8 x 0.2 inch

$1,017

Painting, Evening Violet (Grand Tableau), Aloyzas Smilingis

Evening Violet (Grand Tableau)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 39.4 x 53.1 x 0.8 inch

$7,009

Painting, Fugato, Aloyzas Smilingis

Fugato

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch

$3,957

Painting, Gleams, Aloyzas Smilingis

Gleams

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 48 x 35.8 x 0.2 inch

$4,748

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

Still Life With Palette (Peinture Semi-abstraite)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 45.7 x 31.9 x 0.1 inch

$6,104

Painting, Port | Peinture Abstraite, Aloyzas Smilingis

Port | Peinture Abstraite

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 31.9 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

$6,670

Sculpture, Beach II, Aloyzas Smilingis

Beach II

Aloyzas Smilingis

Sculpture - 16.5 x 6.7 x 7.5 inch

$10,174

Painting, Woman, Aloyzas Smilingis

Woman

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 19.3 x 15.4 x 0.1 inch

$1,243

Painting, Curves, Aloyzas Smilingis

Curves

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch

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Print, Intuition, Aloyzas Smilingis

Intuition

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 35.4 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch

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

The Black (L'Art numérique)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 35.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

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Painting, Evening By The River, Aloyzas Smilingis

Evening By The River

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 12.6 x 16.1 x 0.1 inch

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Painting, Old town, Aloyzas Smilingis

Old town

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 20.1 x 24.8 x 0.1 inch

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Print, Flames (Impression Abstraite), Aloyzas Smilingis

Flames (Impression Abstraite)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 47.2 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

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

Motive of the Lake (L'Art numérique)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 35.4 x 47.2 x 0.1 inch

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Sculpture, Thinker, Aloyzas Smilingis

Thinker

Aloyzas Smilingis

Sculpture - 18.9 x 5.1 x 5.9 inch

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Print, Old Park (Impression Abstraite), Aloyzas Smilingis

Old Park (Impression Abstraite)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 35.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

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Print, Melody, Aloyzas Smilingis

Melody

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 49.2 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

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Print, Sunset, Aloyzas Smilingis

Sunset

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 39.4 x 51.2 x 0.1 inch

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

Variation - Abstract Print (Edition Abstraite)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 35.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

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

Evening - Abstract Print (Edition Abstraite)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 47.2 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

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Print, Finale No. 9, Aloyzas Smilingis

Finale No. 9

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 35.4 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch

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Print, Green Etude (Impression Abstraite), Aloyzas Smilingis

Green Etude (Impression Abstraite)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 31.5 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

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Print, Silent City (Impression Abstraite), Aloyzas Smilingis

Silent City (Impression Abstraite)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 39.4 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch

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

Untitled (L'Art numérique)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 35.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

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Print, Twilight (Impression Abstraite), Aloyzas Smilingis

Twilight (Impression Abstraite)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 43.3 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

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Print, Staccato, Aloyzas Smilingis

Staccato

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 55.1 x 68.9 x 1.2 inch

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Painting, Strange Mood, Aloyzas Smilingis

Strange Mood

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 39.8 x 51.6 x 0.9 inch

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Painting, Shadows in a Square, Aloyzas Smilingis

Shadows in a Square

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 53.1 x 53.1 x 0.8 inch

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Print, Colours of Spring, Aloyzas Smilingis

Colours of Spring

Aloyzas Smilingis

Print - 39.4 x 51.2 x 1 inch

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Painting, Fugue (Abstrait Coloré), Aloyzas Smilingis

Fugue (Abstrait Coloré)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 31.5 x 45.7 x 0.1 inch

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Painting, Triptych (Triptyque), Aloyzas Smilingis

Triptych (Triptyque)

Aloyzas Smilingis

Painting - 33.5 x 70.9 x 0.4 inch

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Who is the artist?

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.

What is Aloyzas Smilingis’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Gestural abstraction, Abstract Figurative Sculpture

When was Aloyzas Smilingis born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1938