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Vincas Grybas

Vincas Grybas, Sculptorvincas grybas museum

Address: Vydūno g. 31, LT-74112, Jurbarkas.
Tel.: (+370 ~ 447) 54 786, (+370 ~ 447) 53 522.
E-mail: rasa.grybaite[at], info[at]

At the museum are in custody sculptor's V. Grybas memorial surroundings, furniture, documentary materials, folk art collections, and sculptures.


Memorial Exposition of Sculptor Vincas Grybas
Complex of buildings makes up the exposition, dwelling house, and workshops.
Items that existed in the museum are also displayed – photo materials, documents, furniture and the sculptor's collected folk art works and sculptures.

Water-colorist's L. Meškaitytė Exposition of Miniatures
This exposition is changed annually.

Arranged at the Museum are art photos, folk art photos, students' art studies, L. Meškaitytė's miniature water-colors and other exhibits. 
All temporary exhibits are set up in very large exhibit halls, where main exhibits are open.

Cultural, educational activity
Organizing excursions of art and history themes.
Educational programs put on into practice.

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The museum was founded in 1947 in the home where sculptor Vincas Grybas (1890–1941) lived from 1929.
During 1965-1991 the Museum was a unit of National M. K. Čiurlionis' Art Museum.
Museum's establisher – Municipality of Jurbarkas City .

Vincas Grybas, (1890–1941), sculptor, born in Peleniai, county of Šakiai, on Oct. 3, 1890. He studied at the Warsaw Art School and took part in the illegal Lithuanian self-education circle. Drafted into the Russian army, he saw caught in the events of the Russian 
Revolution he supported. After his return to Lithuania in 1918, he studied at the Kaunas Art School (1923-25) and went on to specialise at A. Bourdelle's Academy in Paris (1925–1928). Perhaps his best achievements is the bronze monument of Simonas Daukantas in the town of Papilė, a result of painstaking historical research, yet vibrantly alive in its sense of drama, psychological insight, convincing simplicity. He also created numerous busts, bas-reliefs, and medallions. His Parisian studies notwithstanding, Grybas remained largely untouched by modernism. His limitation, inherent in the realistic academic style, was partly balanced by his expressiveness and power. A sympathiser with the communist system, he was killed by the Germans after the outbreak of the Nazi-Soviet war, on July 3, 1941, in Jurbarkas. His life is depicted in the novel Sunkūs paminklai (Heavy Monuments), 1961, by Kazys Boruta.

Photos from the museum's archive

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