Quality is the first norm for art, but its final norm is love and truth, the enriching of human life, the deepening of our vision.


Kmieliauskas, Antanas

Antanas Kmieliauskas

Lithuanian artist and professor of Vilnius Academy of Arts, National Prize winner of Lithuania, one of the most comprehensive Lithuanian up-to-date painters, creative process of whose embraces almost all the arts, and who from the very first steps of his original creative activities has been working simultaneously in the fields of sculpture, painting, fresco and graphic art. 


The bulk of his art, particularly the works of his religious art, has been undeservedly ignored over a long period of time. The artist's original creation based upon both fundamental classical and Modern European art traditions is a significant part of the fine arts of Lithuania as well as of Lithuanian culture on the whole.