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Raimonds Staprans is a contemporary painter and playwright. Raimond Staprans was born in Riga, Latvia in the year 1926.

The artist first earned a B.A. from the School of Art located in Esslingen, Germany. After emigrating to the United States Staprans attended the University of Washington also earning a B.A. The artist went on to earn a M.A. at the University of California at Berkeley.

Price range information: The artist worked in oils. Prices range from $5,000 to $100,000.

Below a fantastic montage of works by Staprans:

The artist is married to a scientist. The couple have two daughters.

Staprans is based out of San Francisco, California.

Works of Staprans are held in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the San Jose Museum of Art.

As a playwright most of his works take place in Latvia during the early to mid 1900’s. Often times the plays are set during times Latvia was occupied by another country.

The artist was awarded the Order of the Three Stars in Latvia. This is the highest level possible for a civilian artist to achieve. The comparable award in the United States is the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

What a great use of color the artist has. Looking at the subject matter and graphic design Staprans style is similar to that of the American painter Wayne Thiebaud. His landscape works evokes memories of Richard Diebenkorn.