Aija Baumane, a textile artist and pedagogue, left forever on Friday, July 12, informed Igors Dobicins, a representative of the Latvian Artists' Association (LMS).
In 1961, Baumane graduated from Riga School of Applied Arts and graduated in 1967 at the Department of Textile Art in Latvia (LMA), where he worked on the diploma tapestry "Goldfish".
Baumane, a member of the LMS, has been operating since 1969 and has been a member of the Association of Latvian Textile Art since 1994.
The artist has been exhibiting since 1963. Personal exhibitions have taken place in Riga, Sigulda, Jelgava, etc. He participated in group exhibitions in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, USA, Spain, Canada.
Since 1972, Baumane has been working as a lecturer at LAA, and from 1994 to 2013 he was head of the Department of Textile Art at LAA, and since 1994 as a professor.
Baumane was one of the most active artists in Latvian textile art and also the initiator of large spatial creation of fibers. In collaboration with the artistic foundation LMS Applied Ornamental Combination Māksla, the artist has created monumental tapestries for creative design and texture that are looking for the interior of public buildings and restaurants "Jūras Pearle" and "Miezītis".
In 2005, Baumane was awarded the Order of the Three Star of the 4th grade and received a letter of recognition from the Ministry of Culture in 2013.
The artist's works are in the Latvian Museum of Art Associations, the Latvian National Art Museum, the Talsi District Museum and other places, as well as in private collections in Latvia, Germany, USA, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, France.