Kārlis Zāle

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Kārlis Zāle
Karl Zale, Sculptor.jpg
Kārlis Zāle, c. 1940
Born 28 October 1888
Mažeikiai, Russian Empire
Died 19 February 1942(1942-02-19) (aged 53)
Inčukalns, Reichskomissariat Ostland
Nationality Latvian
Known for Sculpture
Notable work Freedom Monument

Kārlis Zāle (28 October 1888 — 19 February 1942) was a Latvian sculptor.[1]

Zāle was born in Mažeikiai, but grew up in Liepāja.[2] 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.



  1. ^ "Renovated Charles Lawn «Mother Latvian» Mets" Latvian Public Media. Retrieved 2017-02-07.
  2. ^ Slava, Laima. "Kārlis Zāle". Latvian Cultural Canon. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  • Apsitis, V., 1982 (3ed edn, 1993). Latvian Art in 1915–1940 (comp. I. Burane). Stockholm: Latvian State Academy of Arts.

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