The Style of Madernieks
It is easy to say “style'', but it takes a lifetime to develop one. /Jūlijs Madernieks/
In 2020, we will celebrate the 150-year birthday of one of the founders of Latvian applied art and design, Jūlijs Madernieks. Later this year, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design will organize a vast exhibition devoted to Jūlijs Madernieks, revealing the broad scope of the artist’s creative interests.

The development of contemporary design calls for complex examination and evaluation of cultural heritage. Today, the master’s contribution gains new value. Madernieks has paved the way for the advancement of Latvian design by creating significant public interiors, working in graphics as works of art, book graphics, and applied graphics. He was also a talented teacher and art critic.



National History Museum of Latvia, The National Archives of Latvia, National Library of Latvia, The University of Latvia Academic Library, The Chancery of the President of Latvia, Literature and Music Museum, Gulbene Municipality History Tukums Museum, Ogre History and Art Museum, Association of Memorial Museums, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia, St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pēteris Avens, Irēna Bužinska, Irēna Vitomska, Valdis Villerušs




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