Latvia - 5 Euro Silver LANDSCAPE PAINTING, 2022

Euro coins silver
Issue year: 2022
Face Value: 5 Euro
Quality: PROOF
Metal: Silver
Weight: 31,47 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Fineness: 925
Mintage: 4.000

Vilhelms Purvitis (1872 – 1945) was a landscape painter and educator who founded the Latvian Academy of Art and was its rector from 1919 to 1934. As the leader of the landscape painting workshop at the Latvian Academy of Art from 1921 to 1944, of visual arts in the architecture department at the University of Latvia from 1919 to 1940, and director of the Riga City Art School from 1909 to 1915, Purvitis had a host of followers and was the acknowledged leader of a whole school of Latvian painting.