Danas Andriulionis: Celebrated Lithuanian Painter and Teacher
Danas Andriulionis (25 November 1951 – 4 September 2023) was a highly regarded Lithuanian painter and a notable member of the Lithuanian Artists’ Association.
Andriulionis’ artistic journey began with his studies in Pakruojis, followed by graduation from Rokiškis T. Vaižgantas School. In 1975, he became part of VISI, focusing on architecture. In 1979, he successfully graduated from the Vilnius Art Academy, specializing in art design. His passion for art extended to teaching, and from 2001, he imparted his knowledge on painting composition.
Throughout his illustrious career, Andriulionis exhibited in over 300 diverse exhibitions and projects, making a mark in the art world since 1992. He curated more than 60 personal exhibitions and collaborated in joint showcases with esteemed Lithuanian and international artists across various countries including France, Denmark, the USA, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Poland, Latvia, and Spain.
Notably, Andriulionis was granted the esteemed status of Art Creator of the Republic of Lithuania in 2005 and received over 40 letters of appreciation and prizes. His creative impact extended beyond canvas as he contributed scenography for four theatre productions and co-authored the book “On Wings of Music” in 2008.
His artistic influence expanded globally, with his works being cherished in six museums and numerous private collections worldwide. In the realm of creativity, he was an active member of the painters’ group “INDIVIDUALISTS,” leaving an indelible mark on Klaipeda and Lithuania’s creative sphere.
On 4 September 2023, Danas Andriulionis bid farewell to the world at the age of 71, leaving behind a legacy of artistic brilliance that continues to inspire and captivate art enthusiasts around the world.