Leonas Katinas was born in 1907 in Ampolis. Died in 1984 in Vilnius.
Leonas Katinas was one of the most outstanding and most spectacular painters in Lithuania.
Early paintings (portraits, landscapes, thematic compositions) have academic features. Works from the 1960s depict a less constrained form of painting, a generalized form, and portrayal of folk sculptures in still life paintings. The works of the eighth and ninth decades are maximally abstracted, characterized by local colour spots, several layers of texture, expressive strokes, and decorativeness. "In his drawings, Katinas managed to combine different spatial planes, so that they eventually become perplexing labyrinths made of zigzag lines and interconnected planes. His work commonly features an abstract motif characterized by planes with cut edges, which emerged in the seventies. All these intricate structures paradoxically preserve the architectural constructivism of the main frame. Geometry here is the linking element of the form and abstraction of forms. Similarly, the palette is based on the artist’s experience of visual impressions. " Raminta Jūrėnaitė. Leonas Katinas is a creator who did not have the opportunity to become acquainted with the process of contemporary art, but surprisingly the works he created in the last century appear contemporary.
"Šienapjūtė", 1945, aliejus ir kartonas, 67x85, 1700€
Kompozicija, 1980, aliejus ir drobė ant kartono, 50x35, 500€
Kompozicija, 1979, aliejus ir drobė ant kartono, 69x49, 700€