diploma for displaced persons
There are more displaced people and refugees now than at any other time in recorded history, and they are on the move in numbers not seen since Viesulas left his native Lithuania in World War II. Viesulas’ art reminds us of the human aspirations of independence and freedom of expression. With your contribution, Viesulas' legacy can inspire and enable other artists exiled by war, ideology, natural disaster or injustice.
DONATE: DIPLOMA for displaced persons
Romas Viesulas was born in 1918, the year Lithuania became independent, but fled as an exile from WW2. The Viesulas Estate is creating a grant, a ‘Diploma for Displaced Persons’ like the one he was awarded in 1947, before emigrating to the United States. All proceeds go towards a centenary grant to help artists who have lost their country, their home or their voice.
Commemmorative PRINT: OLYMPICS, Lithograph
‘Olympics’, 1984, lithograph, 76x55cm, numbered and signed by the artist. This is the very last artwork that Viesulas ever created, two years before he died. It was made at Philadelphia’s Brandywine Workshop, founded by his student, Allan Edmunds. All proceeds go to create a grant to support displaced and underrepresented artists.
Retrospective monograph: Romas viesulas/ grafika
The first full retrospective monograph and catalogue raisonné to be published on Viesulas’ life and work. Book launch coincided with the 2018 centenary exhibit at the National Gallery of Lithuania. Hardcover, with color plates, in English and Lithuanian, pp212. Proceeds go to create a grant to support displaced and underrepresented artists.