Kārlis Zāle

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Kārlis Zāle, c. 1940

Kārlis Zāle (28 October 1888 – 19 February 1942) was a Latvian sculptor.

Zāle was born in Mažeikiai, Lithuania. After training in Russia at the Kazan Art School under Alexander Matveyev and in Germany, he returned to Riga in 1923, where he both worked in sculpture and taught it. He is best known for his monumental sculptures, including the massive main gates at Brothers' Cemetery and the Freedom Monument in Riga.

He died in Inčukalns, Latvia.



  • Apsitis, V., 1982 (3ed edn, 1993). Latvian Art in 1915 - 1940 (comp. I. Burane). Stockholm: Latvian State Academy of Arts.

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