Stasys Eidrigevičius was Awarded the Top Prize by the Ministry of Culture


2019 11 14


Minister of Culture Mindaugas Kvietkauskas awarded the painter, graphic artist and illustrator Stasys Eidrigevičius today with the top prize presented by the Ministry of Culture: the honorary badge “Nešk Savo Šviesą Ir Tikėk”.

According to the minister of culture, it is probably not possible to overrate the work of Stasys Eidrigevičius, because this multifaceted artist makes major contributions to our culture and its promotion around the world.

“Stasys Eidrigevičius is the human bridge which links us with a multitude of connections to the neighbouring Polish culture, to its constant rhythm of life, to the endlessly wide global contexts. This award is a symbolic appreciation of the content in the artist’s work, of his poise and dedication. Sometimes it is difficult to understand where the light in Stasys Eidrigevičius’ work comes from, what its source is. I’ve noticed that there’s usually a speck of light in the eyes of the characters created by this artist. It is most likely the light coming from inside, the light of one’s self”, the Minister Kvietkauskas said.

The Poland-based artist arrived at the Ministry of Culture and received the award, which was announced as granted to him in September for his multifaceted work characterised by a unique, metaphor-rich artistic style and a whimsical, immersive world of artistic thought.

The traditional awards of the Ministry of Culture, entitled “Nešk Savo Šviesą Ir Tikėk” is an acknowledgement of many years of work in the field of culture and arts, of creativity and its promotion.

Stasys Eidrigevičius is a nationally and globally recognised author of thousands of drawings, hundreds of paintings, ex libris, miniatures, pastels, collages, posters, book illustrations, photos of various genres, as well as sculptures, installations, performances, theatre productions, and articles in the cultural press. As recognition of his work, Eidrigevičius has received 35 major international awards.

Artwork created by the artist has been exhibited in the museums of Lithuania and Poland, in the British Museum in London, Museum of Modern Art in New York, National Library in Washington, Vatican Museum, Tokyo Art Gallery, and in private collections in Lithuania and abroad.