The friendship between the prominent Latvian ballet dancer Arvīds Ozoliņš (1908-1996) and the artist Aleksandra Beļcova (1892-1981) began in the 1930s. This was also the time when the first portraits of Ozoliņš created Beļcova appeared. In the subsequent years as well, up to her death, the painter continue to paint portraits of the ballet dancer during his rehearsals, backstage, in the makeup room, as well as in relaxing atmosphere settings. These works reveal the personality of the dancer, and illustrate the development Belcova's creative work.
14. Aleksandra Beļcova. Arvīds Ozoliņš (from Aram Khachaturian's ballet Spartacus). 1961. Canvas, oil. From the collection of Museum of Literature and Music.
15. Aleksandra Beļcova. Portrait of ballet dancer Arvīds Ozoliņš. 1960-1970. Silver paper, pastel. From the collection of the Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova Museum.