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ARRAK x MIURIO COLLAB

 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

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.

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Jüri Arrak
the grand old man of Estonian art
Composition with figures (1967). 80x60cm.
Oil on canvas, private collection.

Jüri Arrak

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.

PROMINENT WORKS

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

PRIZES

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

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