Augustus Annus Oil "Sunflowers with Guitarist", Mid to Late 20th Century
Augustus Annus (New York/Latvia, 1893 – 1984)
Sunflowers with Guitarist
Oil on hardboard
Signed and inscribed to lower right
Inscribed to verso
After serving in war, Annus studied art and fresco at Stieglitz Central School of Technical Drawing and Art Studio of Seidenberg. He gained an apprenticeship in an artist’s workshop at the Academy of Fine Arts. By 1918, he was assigned a teaching post in Liepaja and produced theater scenery for local houses. During the 1920s, Annus traveled and exhibited through Europe. The 1930s finds the artist teaching again at the Latvian Academy of Art. He traveled to New York and was appointed as Visual Arts Director at the Bureau of Culture of the Latvian Association of America. He continued to teach and exhibit internationally.
- minor abrasions and accretions across painting; light wear to liner and frame.
- painting measures 34″ × 28″.