The Picture gallery of the Painter Veronika Sleivyte

 

The old Viktariskes street village, located by the Pivesa stream, is famous for the last decades by the artist’s gallery of Veronika Sleivytė, opened on September 2, 1985. The artist V. Sleivytė was born on December 6, 1906, in the Kupiskis district, Antasava town, in the large family of a blacksmith. The life to the Sleiviai family was not easy. When Veronika was four years old, Father Jonas Sleivys moved their house from the town to the village of Viktariskės. Although V. Sleivyte lived poorly, she graduated primary school, and later in 1934 Kaunas Higher Art School where she acquired a graphic arts specialty. However, she preferred painting works. The abundant creative heritage of the artist is scattered all over Lithuania, but mostly her works are in the gallery of Viktariskes village. There is no exact statistics about works created by V.Sleivyte, but it is assumed that is painted, drown about 2 thousand of works, organized over 90 group and personal exhibitions all over Lithuania. V. Sleivyte presented her parental homestead to the former collective farm of Antasava, provided that the gallery of her works would be established there. The dream of the artist came true: on September 2, 1985, the old parental homestead was decorated with flowers painted by Sleivis’ daughter, and in the barns and in other buildings, was restored the locals’ interior of the village craftsman’s household with authentic furniture, utensils and household items.

 

Visiting the museum is free.

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