Aleksandra Beļcova

The series "Classics of Latvian Art" presents a book about Aleksandra Beļcova (1892–1981).

At the present day, Aleksandra Beļcova is a name known only among a narrow circle of researchers in the artist’s native country, Russia, and is familiar to them as an émigré artist. Having moved to Riga in her youth, Beļcova spent the rest of her life in Latvia. Her work came to represent an essential part of Latvian art, and she herself became known as one of the first modernist artists in Latvia. Beļcova’s Neorealist work from the second half of the 1920s represent a vivid page in the history of Latvian art.

The series "Classics of Latvian Art" includes books of medium size, offering an easily perceptible information about Latvian classical artists and their works. The series is intended as bilingual (Latvian/English), richly illustrated publications. An attractive supplement at the end of each book is a timeline where the life of Latvian artists can be viewed within the context of world events, revealing connections, parallels or just interesting coincidences.