Johann WALTER-KURAU 1869 — 1932
Яніс ВАЛЬТЕР • Янис ВАЛЬТЕР
Johann Walter-Kurau (Johannes Walter-Kurau) was born in Mitau, Latvia in 1869. In 1888 he studied in the studio of a portrait painter Julius Johann Döring. In 1889 the artist entered the St. Petersburg Art Academy where he studied in the studio of A. Kiuschenko and Vladimir Makowski. In 1897 Walter-Kurau traveled to Paris and Berlin. He exhibited with the Mir Iskusstva group and secession artists. In 1906 the artist moved to Dresden. In 1917 the artist moved to Berlin, where he opened his own art school and atelier. The artist died in Berlin in 1932. The 140th Anniversary Exhibition of his work will open at Gederts-Eliass Museum in the artist’s native city, Jelgava (Mitau), on February 7, 2009. The exhibition will later travel to the Museum Zitadelle in Berlin.