The series “Classics of Latvian Art” is supplemented with a book about Kārlis Miesnieks (1887–1977).
Painter Kārlis Miesnieks, a two metres tall giant from Piebalga who retained his regional accent even while living much of his life in Riga, a passionate hunter and fisherman, was a devoted realist and continuer of tradition, a dedicated depicter of Vidzeme’s landscapes and everyday town and country life, an accomplished still life and portrait artist, one of the most outstanding graphic artists in Latvian history, a drawing teacher for many years at the Latvian Academy of Art, and for a short spell an art exhibition critic. His long life of 90 years meant that he experienced everything our country went through over the course of a century (..). Whatever happened, he always painted prodigiously, for as long as he could see. Part of his oeuvre belongs to the golden fund of 20th century Latvian art.Māris Brancis
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.