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The Picture gallery of the Painter Veronika Sleivyte

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The old street village of Viktariškiai, located by the Pyvesa stream, has been famous in recent decades for the picture gallery of the artist Veronika Šleivytė, which was opened on September 2, 1985. The artist V. Šleivytė was born on December 6, 1906 in Kupiškis district, Antašava town, in the family of a blacksmith with many children. Life was not easy for the big family of Šleiviai. When Veronika was four years old, father Jonas Šleivys moved the hut from the town to the village of Viktariškiai. V. Šleivytė, despite living in poverty, graduated from elementary school, and later, in 1934, from the Kaunas Higher Art School, where she majored in graphics. However, she preferred to create paintings. The rich creative heritage of the artist is scattered all over Lithuania, but most of her works are in the gallery in the village of Viktariškiai. There are no exact statistics about the works of art created by V. Šleivytė, but it is believed that she painted and drew about 2 thousand. works. The artist has organized over 90 group and personal exhibitions throughout Lithuania. V. Šleivytė donated her parents' homestead to the former Antašava collective farm on the condition that a gallery of her works be established there. The artist's dream came true. On September 2, 1985, the old homestead of the parents blossomed with flowers painted by Šleiviai daughter, and in the granaries and other buildings, the interior of a village craftsman's household, typical of this place, was recreated with authentic furniture, rakes and household items.

The museum can be visited by prior registration by phone: +370 682 34 232.

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In summer

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