Albertas Gurskas

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Albertas Gurskas (born January 20, 1935) is a Lithuanian calligrapher, graphic artist, and professor, founder of the Lithuanian School of Calligraphy.[1] He is a notable designer of coins in Lithuania.[2][3][1]

Biography[edit]

Gurskas was born in the village of Gintarai, in Ukmergė District Municipality, Vilnius County.[4][5] He was trained in the graphic arts under the likes of Antanas Kučas, Jonas Kuzminskis, Juozas Galkus, Leonas Lagauskas and P. Aleksandravičius.[5]

From 1966 to 1969, he worked at the National Land Survey Design Institute as an engineer-artist.[1] Between 1969 and 2003 he has worked at the Graphics Department of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, and was professor from 1993.[1] Since 1989 he has been involved with the Bank of Lithuania's design and manufacturing expert commission and designing some 40 commemorative coins.[1] He is also a designer of logotypes, posters, postcards, and books in Lithuania.[5] In 2006 he authored a book on calligraphy, Basics of calligraphy and script.

Gurskas has been a member of the Lithuanian–Czech Society since its inception in 1993, and since 2013 has been Chairman of the Society. He has been a member of the Lithuanian Artists' Association since 1970.[1] Gurskas is also a member of the National Heraldry Committee.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Grafikos ir piešinių kolekcija" (in Lithuanian). Artistsassociation.lt. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  2. ^ Galkus, Juozas (2009). Lietuvos Vytis / The Vytis of Lithuania. VDA leidykla. p. 367. ISBN 978-9955-854-44-9.
  3. ^ "Coins dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Great Seimas of Vilnius". Lietuvos bankas. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b Who is who in Lithuania. Kas yra kas Lietuvoje, UAB Neolitas. 2000. p. 164.
  5. ^ a b c "Albertas GURSKAS". Pirmojiknyga.mch.mii.lt. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2014.