Antanas Tamosaitis

Canadian (1906 - 2005)
Antanas Tamosaitis was a Canadian painter.
From records, the highest price paid at auction for a watercolour work attributed to Antanas Tamosaitis (1906-2005) was C$106 - paid for "Untitled" at Saskatchewan NAC in Regina on Sat, Jul 10, 2021. has one auction art sale record for their watercolour results, with prices in the range of C$100 to C$250.

Antanas Tamosaitis was born in Barzdai, Lithuania. Graduated from the Kaunas School of Art as a graphic artist in 1929. From 1931 to 1940 he was director of the Folk Art and Home Economics Department of the Agricultural Academy at Dotnuva, and travelled through the country studying folk weavings and their techniques. He collected hundreds of artifacts for Lithuanian museums. From 1940 to 1942 he taught at the Vilnius Art Academy and later headed the Decorative Textile Studio at the Kaunas School of Applied Art. He relocated to Canada in 1949. Tamosaitis participated in many solo and group shows in Europe, Canada, South America and the United States. He worked in oils, lithographs, and watercolours. Over the years he developed a unique style based on a meshing of abstract elements and Lithuanian folk art motifs.

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