ARRAK x MIURIO collaboration
This summer MIURIO design studio is starting an ambitious collaboration with one of most famous Estonian painters, Jüri Arrak. This is a true honour to work side by side with such a talented and productive artist with a huge artistic and life experience.
We strive at introducing different scale exciting art and fashion brands to our local and international clients via our showroom and online store. This is our way of bringing together art and design, and also support upcoming designers by building network of business relations and friendships across the industry.
Jüri Arrak (born 24 October 1936) is an Estonian artist, a painter whose works with distinguished and recognizable style have won acclaim around the world.
Arrak was born in Tallinn, and graduated from the Estonian State Art Institute. He is a member of the Estonian Artist’s Association and a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Arrak’s works are represented in Estonian Museum of Art, Tallinn, Estonia; Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; New Orleans Museum of Art, USA; Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia and Ludwig Art Museum, Cologne, Germany.
Jüri Arrakthe grand old man of Estonian art
Composition with figures (1967). 80x60cm.Oil on canvas, private collection.
BIOGRAPHY IN NUMBERS
Born on 24 october 1936 in Tallinn
1944 – 1951 – studied at different schools around the country because of difficult after-war situation.
1951 – 1955 – Student of Tallinn Mining School.
1955 – 1958 – Served in Soviet army. Truck driver in Leningrad.
1958 – 1960 – Lived and worked in Leningrad as a draughtsman and taxidriver.
1961 – 1966 – studied at the Estonian State Art Instiute at Metalwork department.
1967 – 1968 – worked as an artist in the Tallinn Metal Product Factory.
since 1969 – member of the Estonian Artist`s Association, since then a freelance artist.
1971 – 1973 – chairman of the graphics section of the Estonian Artist`s Association
1982 – 1987 – chairman of the painting section of the Estonian Artist`s Association
since 1992 – member of the Estonian Painters`s Association.
1996 – 1997 – visiting Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Tartu
since 2003 – member of the European Academy of Sciences & Arts
Arrak has organized over 90 personal exhibitions in various countries, incl. USA, Canada, England, Germany, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania.
Altar for Halliste Church 1990, Design and altarpiece for the home chapel of the Estonian Institute of Theology 2000, Paintings for the wings of the organ of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre 2001, Paintings for the Estonian Concert Hall 1998.
Portraits: „President Lennart Meri“ 2007, „Andrus Ansip“ 2004, „Speaker of the Parliament Eiki Nestor“ 2014, „Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Märt Rask“ 2013, „Rector Peeter Tulviste“ 1995 „Mikk Mikiver“ 2007, „Composition with Neeme Järvi“ 1998, „Professor Juri Lotman“ 1994
1977 Annual Painting Prize of the Estonian Artists`Association
1985 Kreutzwald Memorial Medal
1986 Annual Painting Prize of the Estonian Artists`Association
1988 Meritorious of Estonian Soviet Republic
1990 Kristjan Raud Annual Award
1996 Annual Award of the Estonian National fund of Culture
1997 The Konrad Mägi Medal
1999 Included in the book A Hundred Great Persons of the Century (among ten artists)
2000 The Order of White Star, 2nd rank
2006 The Prize of Estonian Ministry of Culture
2007 The Honoured member of the Estonian Artist`s Association
2007 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Estonian National fund of Culture
2007 Third Class of the Cross of Merit of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church
2009 Gold Pin of the Estonian Ministry of Defence
2015 Tallinn Dome Congregation`s Medal of Mary and Cultural Award