Exhibition in Cesis exhibition hall 30.05.-02.08.2015.
Estonian national painting founder Johan Kohler (1826-1895) and contemporaries from Latvia.
Johan Kohler was born on 24th of February in 1826 in big and poor Vastemois crown peasant family (near Viland). When he was 13 years old, he come to Cesis and became apprentice of painter craftsman Carl Faber. That’s how started Johan Kohler academical art road. After seven years spent in Cesis he gained excellent experience. At the 1846 he moved to Petersburg and became a full fledged Academy of Arts student in 1851. Afterwards he improved knowledge in the biggest European art centers. Artist received order from Count Emanuel fon Zivers to paint the altarpiece for Cesis St. John church. In winter 1857, in Paris, J.Kohler finished monumental altarpiece “Christ at the Cross”. He sent painting to Cesis and it became an excellent centre of St. John church interior and very important part of 13th century architectural monument.
In exhibition exposed 18 Johan Kohler paintings from Estonian state Art museum –KUMU collections.
EXHIBITIONS’ SECOND PART – CONTEMPORARIES IN LATVIA, PRESENTS 19.CENTURY LATVIAN RESIDENTS-ARTISTS, SOME PART OF HERITAGE FROM LATVIAN MUSEUMS AND PRIVAT COLLECTIONS.