BHNY Fine Art


Alfonsas Dargis (1909-1996)

Alfonsas Dargis was born in Lithuania in 1909. He studied art there from 1929 to 1936, then at the Art Academy in Vienna from 1936 to 1940 under a Lithuanian state scholarship. He worked as a stage designer at a number of European theaters before moving to The United States in 1951. He participated in group exhibitions in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Austria, Italy, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, and the United States. He also had solo exhibitions in New York City, Rochester, Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, Huntington, and West Virginia, as well as in Germany at the Boisseree Gallery in Koln, and at the Lore Dauer Art Salon in Mannheim. His works are in the collection of the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York; the Museum of Fine Art in Dallas, Texas; the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Huntington Galleries in Huntington, West Virginia; the University of Delaware; the University of Nebraska; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; and the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Louis, Missouri. He also has works in the Vincent Price collection, and in the Washington National Library. He died in 1996.