Pranciškus Gerlikas

Pranciskus Gerlikas was born in Lithuania. Professional portraitist and landscape painter P. Gerlikas has painted about 400 illustrious historical and contemporary personalities: writers, composers, actors, poets, musicians as well as portraits of children and families. Pranciskus is interested in understanding a person and his ideas in depth and paints imaginative portraits often depicting an artist in a moment of creative inspiration.
1963-1968 studied in Vilnius Academy of Arts. Acquired the qualifications of painter and art teacher. Since 1976 member of Artist association of USSR since 1991, member of Lithuanian artists' Association.
Has organized more than 40 personal exhibitions. Participated in more than 30 group exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad: Russia, Italy, Denmark, Turkey, USA and elsewhere. His paintings are in Lithuanian museums, state and private collections in Lithuania, Russia, USA, Italy, Denmark and Germany.
Pranciskus Gerlikas' landscapes are moments of emotional revelation, seascapes at sunset, cloudy skies with rays of light, sunlit autumn country road and silhouettes of trees at dusk reminding of pre-historical creatures. Pranciskus Gerlikas portraits and landscapes are poetical and vibrant.