Kārlis Zāle, c. 1940
|Born||28 October 1888
Mažeikiai, Russian Empire (Now Lithuania)
|Died||19 February 1942
Inčukalns, Reichskomissariat Ostland (Now Latvia)
|Notable work||Freedom Monument (Riga)|
Zāle was born in Mažeikiai, Lithuania, but grew up in Liepāja. 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.
- Apsitis, V., 1982 (3ed edn, 1993). Latvian Art in 1915 - 1940 (comp. I. Burane). Stockholm: Latvian State Academy of Arts.
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- "Brīvības Piemineklis" (Freedom Monument), published by the Freedom Monument Committee, 1935 (in Latvian, partially translated)
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