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Romas Viesulas
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Born 1918 in Lithuania; studied in Paris; came to U.S. in 1951 Romas Viesulas was born in Lithuania, in 1918. In 1945 the tides of war forced him to leave the native land. Viesulas completed art studies in emigration, graduating from the Ecole des Arts et Metiėres, Freiburg i/Br., Germany in 1949 and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1949-1950. Presently Viesulas is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Printmaking, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. Prof. Viesulas has received world recognition for his prints. He has been awarded numerous fellowships, including the coveted Guggenheim Fellowship in 1958 and 1964. He has exhibited his works in numerous one-man and collective shows, nationally and internationally. His latest international participation was in 1974 in the International Biennial Exhibition of Graphic Arts and Multiples in Segovia, Spain. Viesulas' prints are included in the permanent collections of the leading museums of the world, including the following: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan; Central 'Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Vilnius, Lithuania; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and many more.