E. A. Cukermanas

"Slinktis", 2012, drobė ir aliejus, 50x65, 700€

E. A. Cukermanas

"Frizas", 2017, drobė ir akrilas, 20x50, 300€

E. A. Cukermanas

"Magma III", 2014, drobė ir aliejus, 60x60, 800€

Eugenijus Antanas Cukermanas was born in 1935 in Kaunas. In 1960 he graduated from Kaunas Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Architecture. After graduating Eugenius moved to Vilnius. He has been active in art exhibitions since 1976. He has been a member of the Lithuanian Artists' Association since 1990. In 1989 – 1999 he was a member of the group „24“.  In 1992 he received a scholarship from the Austrian Ministry of Education and Culture „Kulturkontakt“ Foundation.  In 1997 he received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (USA) scholarship. In 2000 the artist was awarded the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Art.   

He was one of the first artists to start consistently cultivating a reduced abstract language in opposition to the official Soviet art. As Cukermanas wrote, “Speaking of the very process of painting, I would like to expand on one purely personal sensation. For me, painting is, in principle, an accumulative process (based on addition). The canvas is gradually getting covered with dabs of paint: stroke by stroke, patch by patch. The completed picture may be regarded as a sum of brush strokes.” As the artist turned seventy, his painting became more gestural and colourful. Yet even this heightened expression eventually remains restrained.

Eugenijus Antanas Cukermanas