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Vilhelms Purvits

Purvits, Vilhelms (vĭlˈhĕlms pŏrˈvĭts) [key], 1872–1945, Latvian landscape painter. He was director of the Latvian Academy of Art at Riga and was director of the city museums and professor at the Univ. of Latvia. A follower of the school of French impressionism, he developed a colorful style of his own. His work can be seen in museums of Riga, Tallinn, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, and Moscow.

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