Kazimieras Žoromskis

(1913 - 2004)


Kazimieras Žoromskis was born in 1913 in Smilgiai, Panevėžys County. He studied art at Vilnius Art Academy (B.A., 1942), Vienna Art Academy (M.F.A., 1945) and Royal Art Academy of Rome (1946). He taught oil painting, life drawing, history of modern art etc., at the Universidad Javeriana, Bogota (1949–1951), at the Catan Rose Institute of Art, Jamaica, New York (1956–1968) and at the Newark School of Pine and Industrial Art. In 1986 he returned to Vilnius and founded his own gallery. He wrote articles on art history and criticism.
Kazimieras Žoromskis' work has been exhibited in various cities (Madrid, Bogota, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Paris, Washington, D.C., and New York). His most recent exhibits were at the Phoenix Gallery (New York) and one-man shows at Seton Hall and Yale Universities.
The artist has shown his works at international exhibitions in Madrid, Washington, D.C., New York, Paris, and other cities with such great artists as Mark Chagall, Vieira de Silva, Paul Delvaux, Karel Apel, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, William de Kooning, Victor Vassarely, and many other 20th century artists.
For his cultural merits Kazimieras Žoromskis has received state honours from U.S. and Lithuania (Lithuania Honoured Art Master).


The artist Kazimieras Žoromskis has created a grand collection of his colorful original oil paintings. For many years the artist worked in exile in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Columbia and the U.S., but never did he lost his deep connection with Lithuania. His creations unite the best European art traditions with the newest art forms of New York. He created a distinctive and unique optic impressionist style with the Third dimensional series for which he earned world-wide recognition. The “TDS” series was acclaimed by specialists in world art as one of the artist’s greatest achievements. In the opinion of the French critic Arnold Hautrives, Žoromskis’ “TDS” paintings are a new development of Impressionism that should be called Optical Impressionism. His Op art paintings exhibited in many venues drew art critics’ attention by their particular vibrations of light, precisely modulated tones and harmony of colours, though at first sight everything seems to be painted with incredible lightness and ease. K. Žoromskis is noted for his subtle and sensitive painting manner, precise and vivid line, emotional restraint and individuality – he remained faithful to these qualities all his life, working in the countries of different cultures.
The world of his paintings is full harmonious musical lines and rhythms spilling out in geometrical dispersions of light. The beauty of the artist’s soul is revealed in the silence and expanse of his personal experiences.