Ričardas Bartkevičius

is a prominent Lithuanian painter and educator. He was born 1959 in Vilnius. R. Bartkevičius demonstrated artistic talent in his early childhood. The first personal exhibition was held in 1979. In 1986 he graduated from the Painting Department of Vilnius Academy of Arts. Looking for his own painting style he admired and drew under the inspiration of El Greco, Tintoretto, and Peter Breigel works. Later he was interested in German, French, Lithuanian representatives of Expressionism. In 1982, 1984 he visited Armenia and Georgia. The medieval colouring of these countries paintings, the primitive art traditions have found resonance in the further works. Since 1990 he became a member of the Lithuanian Artists' Association, in 1994 he initiated an artists' group "E" creation, also he became a member of the group "Individualists" (1996). From 1990 he teaches at Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (full Professorship). He is actively involved in Lithuanian cultural life, he had many solo exhibitions. His works are welcomed not only in the European continent, but also in Asia, American art lovers.

His works are presented in the collections: The Collection of Speyer Municipality (Germany), Zimmerli Art Museum (USA), The Collection of Tore Canavese Municipality (Italy), Lithuanian Art Museum, Modern Art Center (MMC), The Collection of Vilnius Municipality (Lithuania). Works in the Private Collections: Russia, Germany, France, Israel, Canada, USA, Denmark, Norway, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Italy and Lithuania.

Personal exhibitions

The most relevant outcome of artistic activity of the last 15 years

Selected group exhibitions

The most relevant outcome of artistic activity of the last 10 years