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LRSC ARCHIVES OF FINE ART

Kazimieras Baltrimaitis laid the foundation for the LRSC Archives of Fine Art when he
donated his vast collection of documentary materials on Lithuanian artists:  exhibit
catalogues, press clippings on their works and exhibits beginning in 1908.  Upon
receiving such a generous gift the Lithuanian Research
and Studies Center, in collaboration with the Ciurlionis
Art Gallery, decided to unite both the collections of
paintings and art works in other media and the
documentary collections into one, central archive of fine
art.  For many years, two women, Halina Moliejus and
Magdalena Stankunas most generously volunteered
their time in overseeing the Archives, expertly handling
and cataloguing the ever-growing collection of paintings
and other materials.  Among the true gems in the
collection are a rare series of original watercolor
paintings by M. Dobuzinskis and a complete, individually
signed folio by V. Petravicius.
The most recent Archives acquisition is the sizeable collection donated by noted
Lithuanian artist/photographer Algimantas Kezys.  Laima Krivickiene currently
oversees the Archives, and the director is Algis Janusas.