Vytautas Kolesnikovas

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Vytautas Kolesnikovas (born on September 25, 1948 in Alytus, Lithuania) is a painter, graphic artist, politician, and signatory of the 1990 Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania.[1]

From 1968 to 1974 Kolesnikovas studied art in Moscow. After returning to Lithuania he worked at several regional firms in Alytus and presented his artwork at several exhibitions.[2] In 1988 he joined activities of the Sąjūdis movement and was elected to the Supreme Soviet of the Lithuanian SSR. Kolesnikovas was a member of the Commission of Science, Education, and Culture in the Supreme Council – Reconstituent Seimas.[2] After the 1993 elections, he returned to Alytus and joined Department of Cultural Heritage. In 2008, after more than 20 years since last exhibition, Kolesnikovas organized a personal exhibition of his work in Alytus.[3]