Lea-Tuti Livšits

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Lea-Tuti Livšits (born Sturm) (September 22, 1930 – November 23, 1999) was an Estonian artist.

She was born at the Pagari farm in Kaarepere commune and is buried in Tartu). Since 1951, Lea-Tuti Livšits lived in Kiviõli and graduated from the local high school. Worked in the Kiviõli Chemical Plant as a lab assistant and later as an artist until 1974 when she moved to Kohtla-Järve and started working as an artist in the Kohtla-Järve Oil Shale Science Institute.

Lea-Tuti Livšits completed the distance learning courses at the Tartu Art Museum and became known in Eastern-Virumaa mainly through her watercolor paintings. Her favorite themes were flowers and the landscape and her favorite genre was watercolor with all its forms of expression. Founded an original graphic direction called stochatype. Research has shown that the stochatype is a type of fractal art.

Lea-Tuti Livšits held over 20 personal exhibitions in Kiviõli, Kohtla-Järve, Tallinn and Tartu. She also participated in several Eastern-Virumaa artist joint exhibitions both in Estonia and abroad. Her art has been influenced by the works of her father, Hugo Sturm, whose naïve paintings and woodcuts stood at a prominent location in her home studio. A memorial plaque was unveiled in 2005 at Lea-Tuti Livšits’ last domicile.

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Estonian Wikipedia.