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Janis Ferdinands Tidemanis (1897-1964) Latvian Expressionist Still Life Flowers

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Up for sale is vintage original oil on canvas painting by Latvian artist Janis Ferdinands Tidemanis (1897-1964) . This expressionistic still life with tulips is very well executed in rich and saturated color palette and with high level of artistic skills.

The painting itself is measuring about 28” (71 cm) by 18” (46 cm), and the frame is measuring about 31” (79 cm) by 21” (53 cm).

It is signed by the artist in the lower right corner.
Provenance: After the death of the artist the painting remained it the artist’s wife estate and was later acquired by the private collector in Toronto who resided at the same address: 895 O’Connor Drive, Toronto in 1990 .
A couple of minor paint flake-offs were noted upon close examination, and the painting probably would appreciate from some professional cleaning. Other than that it is an outstanding artwork and it would be a very sound investment and a great addition to any collection.

Janis Ferdinands Tidemanis (1897-1964)

The outstanding painter of Latvian art.
Janis Tidemanis worked in oil, pencil, coal, and in techniques of an etching. Painted views of cities, markets and-ports, carnivals and taverns, portraits, nudes and flowers. For his paintings is characteristic wide, pastose, expressive brushwork, propensity to deformation offorms. Painted with bright, rich colors, he used a dark background for allocation of game of paints. Janis Ferdinands Tidemanis was born on October 1, 1897 in Ventspils.

About 1911 as cabin-boy has gone to Arkhangelsk, then - to the USAwhere studied at art schools of New York and Cleveland. In 1920 has returned to Riga,and in 1922 together with his wife has gone to Belgium. In 1927 JanisTidemanis graduated the RoyalAcademy of Fine Arts Antwerp with degree work "Sad", having received a degree of the portraitist and the painter offigurative compositions. He has continued training at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts Antwerp (1927-1934) where genre and portrait painting studied at director of institute Izidor Opsomer, has simultaneously acquired techniques of etching. Worked in port, was the trainer on boxing.

In 1936 JanisTidemanis returned to Riga,already as the artist, who achieved successes abroad. In 1944 together with the new wife has emigrated to Germany, then to Switzerland, in 1948 - to Canada, Montreal, in 1953 - to Toronto. In exhibitions participated since 1928. Personal exhibitions are organized in Riga(1929, 1931, 1932, 1933,1936,1937 and 1938), Antwerp (1931,1932 and 1936), Kaunas and Paris (1931), Tallinn (1936), some exhibitions - in Canada. Memorable exhibitions - in Toronto (1969), Riga(1982, 1997,2007),Valmiera (1987).

In 1932 awarded the first premium for work "Swimming women in the channel" which has been exposed on the Belgian exposition on 1O-s'Olympic Games in Los Angeles. In 1934 has received the premium for a painting "Spring" at an exhibition devoted to the 100 anniversary of Belgium. In 1935 he has designed the Latvian pavilion on the World's fair of Economic Achievements in Bruxelles, for wall painting has received diploma Grand Prix. In 1936Janis Tidemanis awarded II award of the Belgian king Leopold.
His works are in art museums of Belgium, Switzerland, England, France, Sweden, and in many other private collections.
Janis Tidemanis died on April 12, 1964 in Toronto, Canada.(from

Here is more information about the artist in French, Latvian, and Russian.

Please don’t confuse our low starting bid or discounted price with the actual value of the piece.

Please note that most of the items we sell are vintage or antique, and therefore they have some imperfections due to age, wear, etc. Anything I consider significant I would mention in the description. I’m describing the items to the best of my knowledge, however please ask any verifying questions or additional photos prior to bidding.


Shipping Details

Buyer pays cost of $98.50 shipping and handling for Continental US, $65.00 in Ontario and Quebec and $89.50 the rest of Canadian provinces.

International shipping would be $189.00 by Air Mail unframed to the most European countries. Please contact us for exact shipping cost to your country.

If you are planning to reframe the painting and therefore don’t need the existing frame, please let us know, so we could un-frame the painting and see if the shipping cost can be reduced.

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We are also trying to be cooperative with our customers in regards to theirs preferences in shipping issues.

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Payment Details

Payment is expected within 7 days after the end of the auction, unless other arrangements have been made.

Canadian residents please add 5% GST or 12-15% HST where applicable.

Canadian buyers are welcome to pay in Canadian funds at ACTUAL exchange rate, so each of us would save 2,5-3,5% on bank's exchange fees. Just let us know that you wish to pay in $C and we will send you an invoice, so you could pay either via PayPal or Interac e-Transfer.

Moreover, when you are paying us in Canadian funds via bank wire-transfer or Interac e-transfer it saves us about 5% on such transaction and we would gladly pass that to you in a form of equal discount.

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