The Midwest Museum of American Art is pleased to announce a new exhibition featuring the work of Viktoras Petravicius. The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, March 1, 2020.
Viktoras Petravicius (1906-1989), was born in Lithuania and graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Kaunas in 1935. He came to Chicago in 1949. As Stasys Gostautas, a scholar at Boston University stated in an article in 1978, “Petravičius is the central figure of Lithuanian graphic art of the 20th century. Ever since he started, in the late twenties, he had two major obsessions: nature and love. The latest monumental graphics (mostly monoprints) were deeply rooted in nature — man and woman in a very expressionistic characterization becoming one with trees, animals, the sky and the earth”.
Reflecting the inspiration of Chagall or Picasso, the thirty-plus large-scale, hand-colored woodcuts, from the MMAA pemanent collection have not been viewed publicly for 36 years.
The exhibition will be on view at the Midwest Museum of American Art through through Sunday, March 1, 2020. The museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday; Saturday and Sunday, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Admission is $10 for Adults, $8 for Senior/Students, Family $25.