Aleksandra Beļcova (1892-1981) arrived in Riga in 1919 and is one of the first modernist artists in Latvia. She was not only a painter, but also an illustrator as well as a graphic and porcelain artist. In the 1920s she worked mainly in watercolor technique, but in the 1930s - pastel technique. In her work, Beļcova preferred the portrait genre, depicting loved ones, friends and acquaintances. In her paintings, the artist often chose motifs from the folklore of different nations or created geometric abstract compositions, focusing on religious themes.
The exhibition at the Latvian National Museum of Art will feature works by Aleksandra Beļcova from several museum collections and private collections. This will be the first retrospective of such a large scale in honor of the artist, which will comprehensively showcase her versatile creative heritage.