Raimonds STAPRANS 1926 —
Раймонд СТАПРАНС • Раймонд СТАПРАНС
Raimonds Staprans was born in 1926 in Latvia. Painter of still life and landscape paintings. Staprans immigrated with his family to America in 1947 after fleeing the Soviet invasion of Latvia. He studied art at the University of Washington under Alexander Archipenko and Mark Tobey and obtained his master’s degree at UC Berkeley where he studied with Hans Hofmann. His works are in permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the San Jose Museum of Art, among others. In 2005, the University of Washington Press published Raimonds Staprans: Art of Tranquility and Turbulence, a full-color monograph by Paul J. Kalstrom with essays by Peter Selz and Helena Demakova. Staprans was the subject of a career retrospective that opened at the Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art in March 2006 and traveled to the State Museum in Riga, Latvia.